Quercus offers internship to Goldsmiths' MA Black British Lit students

Quercus is launching a one-month internship programme in collaboration with the MA Black British Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London, co-founded by Professor Joan Anim-Addo and Dr Deirdre Osborne.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-12-10 05:30:33 UTC ]
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Influx Press launches first novel prize for Black British women with Black Ballad

Independent publisher Influx Press is launching a new fiction prize for Black British women, in partnership with lifestyle platform Black Ballad. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-07-27 19:32:32 UTC ]
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Sode and Antrobus among 17 Black British poets in new digital collection

Yomi Sode, Raymond Antrobus and Victoria Adukwei Bulley are among 17 contemporary Black British poets recording their poems for a new collection by the Poetry Archive and Obsidian Foundation. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-11-25 19:40:50 UTC ]
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Imoh wins inaugural Lit in Colour Creative Student prize

Student Emmanuella Imoh has won the inaugural Lit in Colour Creative Student prize for her "bold and thought-provoking poem", told visually through a short video. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-11-16 11:03:29 UTC ]
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Hamish Hamilton's Chukwu wins at Black British Business Awards

Hannah Chukwu, assistant editor at PRH imprint Hamish Hamilton, has won the Arts & Media Rising Star award at this year's Black British Business Awards.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-10-07 21:27:46 UTC ]
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Primary schools to receive Knights Of Black British anthology

Every primary school in England is to receive a free copy of Happy Here (Knights Of), a new anthology by 20 Black British writers and illustrators, as part of an initiative to improve teaching practices and improve representation in children's literature and publishing.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-09-08 17:52:35 UTC ]
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Lit in Colour programme to diversify curriculum will reach 12,000 students

The Lit in Colour Pioneers programme, which supports UK schools in diversifying their English Literature curriculum, will be working with 119 cohorts from across the country this year, reaching almost 12,000 students. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-09-06 10:31:02 UTC ]
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Faber to publish Black British Lives Matter essay collection with Henry and Ryder

Faber is to publish Black British Lives Matter, a collection of essays commissioned by Lenny Henry and Marcus Ryder. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-07-03 12:11:51 UTC ]
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Just 0.7% of GCSE English Lit students study writers of colour, PRH research shows

Research commissioned by Penguin Random House has revealed only 0.7% of English Literature GCSE students in England study a book by a writer of colour while only 7% study a book by a woman. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-06-28 22:57:04 UTC ]
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Bernardine Evaristo: the forgotten black British novels everyone should read

The Booker-winning novelist is relaunching a series of neglected novels by black British writers. She explains why they deserve a new readership In today’s culture, it’s as though black British literary history began relatively recently, and new books are published without reference to or... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-01-30 11:00:07 UTC ]
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Knights Of, BookTrust and CLPE partner on Black British middle-grade anthology

Knights Of has partnered with children’s reading charity BookTrust and the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE) to publish Happy Here, an anthology for middle grade readers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-27 21:20:25 UTC ]
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MCB releasing two new versions of Olusoga's Black and British

Macmillan Children's Books is releasing two new editions of Black and British, the book by historian and broadcaster Professor David Olusoga which was originally published by Macmillan’s adult publishing arm in 2016. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-14 06:58:49 UTC ]
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TLC launches scholarship helping black British writers in 2020

The Literary Consultancy is partnering with Ellah P Wakatama, editor-at-large at Canongate, to launch the TLC Scholarship. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-19 14:43:29 UTC ]
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Evaristo and Carty-Williams become first black authors to win top British Book awards

Candice Carty-Williams and Bernardine Evaristo take book of the year and author of the year categories, as publishers face criticism for treatment of black authorsCandice Carty-Williams and Bernardine Evaristo have become the first black authors to win the top prizes at the British Book awards,... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-06-29 17:45:42 UTC ]
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Reni Eddo-Lodge becomes first black British author to top UK book charts

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race wins landmark ranking in the wake of worldwide Black Lives Matter protestsReni Eddo-Lodge has become the first black British author to take the overall No 1 spot in the UK’s official book charts.Eddo-Lodge’s Why I’m No Longer Talking to White... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-06-16 14:00:03 UTC ]
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Black British authors top UK book charts in wake of BLM protests

Bernardine Evaristo and Reni Eddo-Lodge take No 1 slots in wake of anti-racist demonstrations, as Waterstones staff ask chain to support causeBernardine Evaristo and Reni Eddo-Lodge have become the first black British women to top the UK’s fiction and nonfiction paperback charts, in a week where... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-06-10 13:46:40 UTC ]
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We need to call out the lack of support and erasure of Black British voices

Using terms such as BAME and PoC makes it harder to call out the lack of support and erasure of Black British voices (often working class and male) from festivals, prizes, agencies and organisations set up by non-Black PoC in the name of ‘diversity’ and ‘inclusion’. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-09 05:56:06 UTC ]
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Black-Owned Bookstore Offers “Ally Box” Book Subscription: Critical Linking, June 5, 2020

An awesome daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-06-05 10:30:41 UTC ]
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Hodder Education offers free online resources to students

Hodder Education is offering students nearly £1m worth of online learning resources, following the closure of schools owing to coronavirus. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-24 09:40:04 UTC ]
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AAP-UNCF Publishing Internship Program Opens to All Minority Students

Previously available to students from any historic black college and university, the paid student internship program has been expanded to include minority juniors and seniors attending any college in the U.S. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-02-13 05:00:00 UTC ]
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