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Black Women in Literature and Broadcasting Event

Delia Jarrett-Macauley
Date:
13 - 27 October 2011
Venue:
University of Southampton, Avenue Campus (building 65), Lecture Theatre C

For more information regarding this event, please email Dr Will May at W.May@soton.ac.uk .

Event details

Two talks to mark Black History Month

 As part of Black History Month, the Faculty of Humanities joined forces with the Diverse Arts and Artists Communities Association (DAACA) and Southampton City Council for a series of talks by black women in literature and broadcasting. On Thursday 13th October, the screenwriter and broadcaster  Ade Solanke, spoke to Godfrey Brandt, director of DAACA. She discussed the representation of Black British life in popular culture, and talked about how writers can rethink stereotypes. On Thursday 27th October, the broadcaster and writer Delia Jarrett-Macauley was in conversation with Will May. Her work includes a biography of Britain's first black female broadcaster, Una Marson, and the novel 'Moses, Citizen & Me', a imaginative response to the conflict in Sierra Leone which won the Orwell Prize for political writing in 2005. You can hear an interview Delia gave to Karen Woods about Una Marson's life here (see 'Useful Downloads'). 

Over 100 people attended the events, including University staff and students, BBC broadcasters and journalists, and members of the local community.

 

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