Veneta Roberts, a Doctor of Research at the University of Brighton who also studied her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees here won for her story 1974.
The judges praised her work for its: strong voice, telling truths about the Black British experience in this engaging vignette. Zinging with potential.
Veneta Roberts is now a research student looking at postcolonial feminist fiction and the gaps in black British history.
She says: “My continued research enables me to place a spotlight and unearth histories of those currently invisble lives, as a way to reclaim and reimagine black history within Britain and specifically the south of England.
“As a representative of black culture, and a reconfirmation of modernity as a black British woman, my work establishes how back history should be placed within the social remit of modern England.”