From left to right: Invited panellists, Patrick Vernon OBE, Kadija George MBE, and founder of IBSWF, Dr Toyin Agbetu, Steven and Gerald Vreden, Yvonne Apiyo Brandle-Amolo, Ronnie McGrath.
From left to right: Glimpse contributors, the writers Aisha Phoenix, Ioney Smallhorne, and Ronnie McGrath.
International Black Speculative Writing Festival 2024
A glimpse of my exhibition Coming Forth by Day 2023. For this Black History Month special, I draw on the aesthetic of Black Atlantic Culture to foreground my Diasfrican heritage.
Early days: The London Afro Blok.The London Afro Blok, and New Orleans, Rebirth Brass Band.Backstage with the late Hugh Masekela, after a show with The London Afro Blok.
From my left to right: with poets, the late Amiri Baraka, and one of New Orleans’ finest, Chuck Perkins. The late Jazzman John, can be seen in the background.With the late Beat poet, Michael Horovitz.With the great dub poet, Linton Kwesi Johnson, at the Royal Festival Hall.
With a member of the formidable Tjapukai Dance Theatre, after a show in Canada.The late Clifford Jarvis, one of Sun Ra’s finest Jazz drummers, and former member of the London Afro Blok.
Leeds Lit Fest. With Dr Kadija Sesay, and the inimitable writer Peter Kalu 2023.
Performing at Taking the Mic, Black British Spoken Word Poetry Since 1965. Image courtesy of Cam Harle Photography 2023.
A Radical Improvisation Reaching Light Years into the Poetry and Prose of Things. Taking the Mic, image courtesy of Cam Harle Photography 2023.