This post will be updated and expanded over the next month as we reflect on the project. In the meantime we share some photos from the events:

Project Launch

Carolynn Bain (founder and owner of Afrori Books), Vedrana Velickovic, Vy Rajapillai and Student Partners, Deborah Oyewole, Molly Seewoolall and Stephanie Chreif (DeCol Collective, University of Brighton).

In our first Book Club, we talked about Hannah Azieb Pool’s book My Father’s Daughter from Bernardine Evaristo’s Black Britain: Writing Back series.

For the Book Club 2, we welcomed the poet Yomi Sode to Afrori’s new home at the Brighthelm Centre.

Book Club 3 was led by Pauline Rutter, Afrori Books Poet on the Sofa. We talked about S. I. Martin’s Incomparable World , another essetial novel from Evaristo’s Writing Black Britain series about ‘the untold stories of African-American soldiers grappling with their post-war freedom’.

The participants reflected on what Afrori means to them. You can listen below:

to be continued…

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