TGRG partners with FANE Productions to produce another amazing book event. Join author Alex Wheatle MBE and writer and poet Dr Benjamin Zephaniah, in a conversation chaired by Hannah Lavery, to celebrate their new releases.
Prize winning author Alex Wheatle presents his 14th offering, Cane Warriors which has been described as ‘irresistible, gripping and unforgettable’. Cane Warriors follows the true story of Tacky’s War in Jamaica, 1760 with its lead character Moa being awoken in the middle of the night by one of the rebels who informs him that the revolt will begin on Easter Sunday. Time is ticking, and the day of the uprising approaches . . .
Audiences will also get the chance to hear about Benjamin Zephaniah’s new book Windrush Child. The fifth book in Scholastic’s VOICES series, we follow the story of Leonard who receives a culture shock after arriving at the Southampton port from his home Maroon Town, Jamaica. We learn how Leonard navigates his new environment even when people hurt him with their words and with their fists.
Spend a powerful and moving evening in the company of two of the UK’s greatest living writers, as they explore how they use their writing to bring vital parts of British and Jamaican history to life, and reflect the authentic, unsung stories of our past.
You can get tickets for the event from the Black Cultural Archives Eventbrite page