Author talk: The Ongoing Quest For Identity with Kabir Kareem-Bello

Saturday 22th October

As part of Black History Month join Kabir Kareem-Bello and friends to explore an ongoing quest for identity.


Traversing immigration, migration, identity and race, KKB will discuss his struggles with a sense of belonging and the journeys that have shaped his outlook on life. He will read exclusive passages from his forthcoming memoir ‘97 Days Of Joy’ and his critically acclaimed novel ‘The Street Hawker’s Apprentice’, and invites you to ask questions and join the conversation.

Kabir Kareem-Bello was born in Ibadan, Nigeria, and moved to the UK with his family in 1992. His self-published book Memoirs of Young African is based on his experiences as a young African migrant in the UK. He has spoken about identity and migration at a number of public events, most notably at the University of Edinburgh and Portsmouth University. The Street Hawker’s Apprentice is his first fiction novel. His second memoir which focuses on his journey and experiences of fatherhood is due for publication 2023/24. He is planning a podcast focused on immigration and identity and a documentary looking at the journey of Africans in the diaspora.

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