Author talk: Black by Tobias Taitt

Saturday 8th October

As part of Black History Month join Tobias Taitt in the shop to hear about his autobiographical graphic novel, set in 1970s Southampton.


Tobias Taitt was raised as a child of the state after his mother brutally murdered her lover. He spent the 70s and 80s in various care homes in the South of England. He left those institutions at the age of 15 and promptly fell into a life of crime. He was eventually arrested and spent several years at Her Majesty’s pleasure in some of Britain’s toughest prisons. Throughout this time, Tobias developed a keen interest in literature. He is passionate about recording modern UK history, specifically the untold lives of its citizens. He believes their stories should be recorded for future generations, just as he has done with his own… entitled BLACK.

Hear from the author himself in this exclusive talk celebrating and recognising the social significance of post-Windrush black history in Southampton. There is an accompanying exhibition of the artwork at the John Hansard gallery.

Please register here via Eventbrite if you wish to attend so we know how many people to expect.