Shame On Me: An Anatomy of Race and Belonging with author Tessa McWatt

Mon, October 19, 2020 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

‘What are you?’ Tessa McWatt knows first-hand that the answer to this question, often asked by white people, is always more complicated than it seems. Is the answer English, Scottish, British, Caribbean, Portuguese, Indian, Amerindian, French, African, Chinese, Canadian? Like most families, hers is steeped in myth and the anecdotes of grandparents and parents who view their histories through the lens of desire, aspiration, loss, and shame.

In Shame On Me Tessa unspools all the interwoven strands of her inheritance, she dismantles her own body and examines it piece by piece to build a devastating and incisively subtle analysis of the race debate as it now stands, in this stunningly written exploration of who and what we truly are – Shortlisted for the 2020 OCM Bocas prize for Caribbean literature – join Tessa in conversation.

Talk organised by the Friends of Durning Library.

Details of online platform access will be sent out two days before the event.

More Lambeth Listings MORE

Lambeth From 21 October to 28 November

DEATH OF ENGLAND: DELROY

London, 2020. Delroy is arrested on his way to the hospital.   Filled with anger and grief, he…

Brixton October 27 , November 4 2020 22:00 GMT

Total Exposure

🚨Headlining for Out of Noise: march 31st 2020 will be Terri Walker @iamterriwalker 🚨   📍Upstairs at the…

Lambeth Fri, November 13, 2020 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM GMT

Commons Ties 12

Common Ties is an annual event celebrating and promoting Caribbean heritage and culture. At its core is honouring…