Brixton was dubbed London's Harlem by the American actor Will Smith - it was a compliment!  Despite its difficult, often challenging, past, Brixton has become a place for those who want to study and understand the ‘black experience’.  It has also been an inspiration for writers of fiction, non-fiction and poetry.


This virtual tour of Brixton will include references to black literature such as Andrea Levy’s Small Island, Alex Wheatle’s Brixton Rock; also contemporary writers who are actively writing black literature for a wider audience.


Bring your favourite London history book to the tour and help compile a virtual reading list to share at the end of this presentation.

Duration 90mins

Brixton Speaks… Black Literature

  • DATE: 5 May 2021

    TIME: 7pm

    VENUE:  via Zoom

    Pleae arrive at least 15 MINUTES early in order to check that sound and vision is working for everyone correctly. Zoom codes will be sent out nearer the time of the event