Edited by Michael McMillan
“This guest edition is a multimedia journey into the sonic vibrations of sound system culture, lovers rock and dub with writers, poets, scholars, sound and visual artists, choreographers, and sound women from the African diaspora. Sonic Vibrations Part 2 drops on 6 October 2021”
How does an adult write about children? In particular, what are the obligations, constraints and concerns about duty of care that arise when a teacher portrays the lives of her students? The poet and memoirist, Hannah Lowe, reflects on the process of writing about youths in her new collection, The Kids. Lowe considers the challenges of editing, inhabiting a young person's voice, conjuring empathy and understanding for the teenagers she taught and excited about poetry when composing her latest poems.
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.