Nadifa Mohamed’s The Fortune Men, based on the 1950s true story of Mahmood Mattan, a Somali seaman wrongfully executed in Wales, was shortlisted for the 2021 Booker Prize and is now a favourite for the Costa Novel Award. In 'Raising the Dead', Mohamed reflects on how in novels such as her first, Black Mamba Boy, and nowThe Fortune Men, she’s been determined to resurrect an uncomfortable and brutal colonial past, that is in danger of being forgotten.
The international anthology New Daughters of Africa featuring 200 writers is a testament to its editor Margaret Busby CBE. She talks to the director Burt Caesar about her daring beginnings as Britain’s first black female publisher in the 1960s and about her extraordinary career championing unknown authors and giants such as CLR James whose work might have been forgotten but for her intervention.
Dubmorphology create a film for Michael McMillan’s guest edition, Sonic vibrations, in the front room of the Museum of the Home, featuring Khadijah Ibrahiim and Courttia Newland.