Please join us for the Ignite AHRC funded community partnership project launch next Tuesday 14th March at the Asa Briggs Foyer at 12.30. Please feel free circulate to your students who may be interested.


This project, in partnership with Afrori Books and Diversity Lewes, explores how the bookshop acts as a space of community and belonging and what the act of reading Black Literature in Brighton means in terms of anti-racist practice, resistance, and representation.


Our next event will be a book club on 29th March about Hanna Azieb Pool’s book My Father’s Daughter from Bernardine Evaristo’s Black Britain: Writing Back series which aims to ‘correct historic bias in British publishing’ in Westlain House 216 from 1-2.30pm. Copies of the book will be available to buy at the launch event. Further events TBA.


Unfortunately, shortly after we won the funding, Afrori’s current landlord has made a decision to quadruple their rent and they are still looking for a new home in Brighton. You can find out more about the bookshop and the crowdfunding below. Please support this vital space if you can:


Best wishes,

Vedrana, Jess, Bea, Vy and Student Partners – Deborah, Molly and Stephanie

Reading to Resist, Reading to Belong

Reading to Resist, Reading to Belong

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