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Zena Edwards in conversation with Trish Cooke

Zena Edwards talks to Trish Cooke about becoming a unique and compelling theatre performance poet, her way of ensuring she takes care of herself throughout this process, as well as her favourite authors and her tips for budding writers.

Angela Saini in conversation with Colin Grant

Angela's Saini's book, Superior, though celebrated by figures such as the evolutionary biologist, Richard Dawkins, also attracted racist social media trolls, an experience that caused Saini to 'cancel herself'. She talks to Colin Grant about the timeliness of her book during the Covid pandemic, when some people's suspicion of facts has been fuelled by the unethical historical practices of race science and pseudoscience myth-making.

Kam-Bu in conversation with Colin Grant

'Black on Black' - a phrase used by journalists for so-called crimes that black people perpetrate on each other - is lazy and wrong says Kam-Bu, a rapper admired for his lyrics and social engagement. He talks to Colin Grant about reappropriating 'Black on Black' as a term of affection and ode to his grandfather.

Yvonne Brewster in conversation with Colin Grant

Jamaican-born playwright Alfred Fagon’s The Death of a Black Man has been revived in 2021. Fagon died in 1986, and past winners of the Alfred Fagon Award introduced in his honour include Michaela Coel. On its 25th anniversary, Colin Grant talks to the director Yvonne Brewster about Fagon’s legacy.

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