Dreams, love and determination.

A conversation with Dame Elizabeth Anionwu about her memoirs ‘Dreams From My Mother’.

This year, Black History Month will be dedicated to honouring black women who have made remarkable contributions to literature, music, fashion, sport, business, politics, academia, social and health care, and more.


Come and celebrate Black History Month 2023 at North Kensington Library with Dame Elizabeth Anionwu, finding out all about her inspiring life and achievements.

Professor Dame Elizabeth Nneka Anionwu is a British nurse, health care administrator, lecturer, and Emeritus Professor of Nursing at the University of West London. She put a substantial amount of her life into her work as a nurse, health visitor and tutor working with black and minority ethnic communities in London.

She was the United Kingdom’s first sickle-cell and thalassaemia nurse specialist, helping establish the Brent Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Counselling centre, and created the Mary Seacole Centre for Nursing Practice at the University of West London. In 2021 she published her memoirs ‘Dreams From My Mother’, an inspiring story about childhood, race, identity, family, friendship, hope and what makes us who we are.

Online access to the event will be available (via Eventbrite booking) for those who are unable to attend the event in person.

Location: North Kensington Library

Date and time: Sat, 21 Oct 2023 15:00 – 16:30 BST

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