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12 October 2021
7:00 pm to 8:11 pm
All ages welcome
Manchester Literature Festival
Celebrating a landmark new series curated by Booker Prize winning writer Bernardine Evaristo, Black Britain Writing Back re-introduces lost or hard-to-find books by Black writers who wrote about Black Britain and the diaspora across the Twentieth Century. Joining Bernardine is Jacqueline Roy whose novel The Fat Lady Sings tells the stories of Gloria and Merle, two women in adjacent beds in the ward of a mental hospital; Judith Bryan whose novel Bernard and the Cloth Monkey is a family psychodrama in which two sisters battle with a shared but suppressed history of secrets, tensions and betrayals that need reckoning; and Nicola Williams’ Without Prejudice, a thriller in which Lee Mitchell, a Black working class barrister, is succeeding against the odds.
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