We’ve teamed up with award-winning novelist, poet, dramatist, essayist and activist, Bernardine Evaristo as part of Black History Month at Canary Wharf
The joint winner of The Booker Prize 2019 for Girl, Woman, Other and the first Black female author to top the fiction chart in the UK, Bernardine is on a mission to champion the often-underrepresented work of Black British authors with her fantastic Black Britain: Writing Back campaign.
Bernardine has selected extracts from five books written by Black British authors, as well as an extract from her new book Manifesto. The five authors selected by Bernardine are Paul Mendez, Irenosen Okojie, Nicola Williams, Judith Bryan and S.I. Martin with stories covering topics including race, class, sexuality, freedom and religion across generations, time and cultures. All the stories can be printed for free from the Canary Wharf’s Short Story Stations.
Part of Black History Month at Canary Wharf, which also includes dance performances and a photography exhibition.