2022 Annual Huntley Conference

Saturday 23th April

A Political Legacy and Global Cultural Impact: 40th Anniversary of The First International Bookfair of Radical Black and Third World Books


In partnership with the Black Cultural Archives and the George Padmore Institute, the Huntley Archives at London Metropolitan Archives takes the 40th anniversary of International Bookfair of Radical Black and Third World Books as key focus for the 16th annual Huntley conference.

This year our conference, which is now wholly online, is both an exploration and analysis of one of the most politically radical legacies and initiatives by the international Black community.

By sharing first-person stories, lived experiences, then and now, the conference will review the momentous achievements of the Bookfairs against the backdrop of radical Black Movements, then and now, the 2022 conference offers intergenerational audiences time to revisit, explore for t he first time, and affirm Black freedom struggles in the historical and contemporary contexts of creativity, publishing, and social community activism.

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