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Creative Writing graduate wins the New Voice Award at the Oxford Flash Fiction Prize

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.”

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Find out about studying creative writing at the University of Brighton.

Find out about the Oxford Flash Fiction Prize.

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