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.
Brixton Speaks… Black Literature
DATE: 5 May 2021
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