Kathleen Chater Fugitive Slaves in 19th Century Britain

Thursday 19 October 6.30pm-8pm

Following the 1850 Fugitive Slave Act, many Americans who had escaped to the free states were in danger of being re-enslaved.  A number fled to Britain and spoke about their lives, going on book tours to promote their autobiographies, or finding other

and the Huffington Post amongst other publications.  Her short stories have been published internationally. She was presented at the London Short Story Festival by Ben Okri as a dynamic writing talent to watch and was featured in the Evening Standard Magazine as one of London’s exciting new authors. Her short story collection Speak Gigantular, published by Jacaranda Books was shortlisted for the Edgehill Short Story Prize, the Jhalak Prize, the Saboteur Awards and nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award.


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