Black History Features

Acclaimed author George Lamming (L) with his first Caribbean publisher Lasana M. Sekou at a bookstore in Coral Gables, Florida, 1993. (Photo © House of Nehesi Publishers)

George Lamming (1927 – 2022) … Tribute

When we lose one of our greatest writers, we are thrown into mourning but when a publisher loses…

Pilots of the Madras Squadron. Group including Sgt. (later Flt. Lt.) Billy Strachan (extreme left). Billy’s plane was named Vizagapatam after the town in India which paid for it.

Billy Strachan (1921- 1998)

Born in Jamaica as William Arthur Watkin Strachan, Billy left school in December 1939 with a desire to…

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Black History Month


Lambeth Tuesday 9th August

The Healthy and Wise reading group

This summer, join us for a fortnightly reading group, looking back at the anthology ‘Healthy and Wise’ edited…

Greenwich Tuesday 9th August

Black Queer Ecologies with Janine Francois

A short course exploring the interconnectedness of Black life, people, and culture across cosmology, afro-futurism, environmentalism.   The…

Camden Wednesday 10th August

Staging Memoir

Do you identify as Black or Brown LGBTQ+ Do you have a story to tell about your life…