Centre for Equity and Inclusion Annual Lecture #BH365: Jade LB

The Centre for Equity and Inclusion's Annual Lecture: "How I Accidentally Decolonised Literature" by 'Keisha the Sket' author Jade LB.

‘Keisha the Sket accidentally decolonised literature’ Black Ballad


‘Our literary foremother’ Candice Carty-Williams

‘Reading Keisha the Sket as an adult makes me swoon at the richness of its nostalgia’ Caleb Femi

At the tender age of 13, Jade began anonymously releasing chapters of her coming of age story, Keisha The [Da] Sket. Beginning on the platform formerly known as Piczo, and shared among young people via bluetooth and msn messenger, her story became a viral modern staple of Black British culture, legendary in its pioneering of both online serialisation and viral content.

Nearly two decades later, Jade’s seminal works were published as a book for the first time with Stormzy’s publishing house Merky Books.

Now ready to share her identity and inspiration behind her story, Jade’s lecture will explore topics such as language, black womanhood, black British culture and disrupting the canon as a teenager.

To hear the fascinating story behind this game-changing moment in Black British history, join Jade and The Centre for Equity and Inclusion on Thursday 8th December at 6pm.

Location: London Metropolitan University 166-220 Holloway Road London N7 8DB

Date and time

Thu, 8 December 2022, 18:00 – 21:00 GMT

Organiser of Centre for Equity and Inclusion Annual Lecture #BH365: Jade LB

The Centre for Equity and Inclusion sits at the heart of London Met as the ideological driving force behind its pedagogy, the student experience and workplace culture. It is the catalyst through which we actualise our commitment to social justice.

The Centre seeks to draw out the University’s greatest features, building on existing strengths and celebrating best practice. It aims to create conditions that give students and staff the opportunity to unlock their full potential whilst building a cohesive and harmonious community united by the pursuit of excellence in social justice.

We have always been an institution grounded by a deep social mission to transform lives through education. With the launch of the Centre, this takes on new meaning, reinvigorating our institution.