Voices of the Black Diaspora 2010
Europe’s largest Black literature festival and book fair returns on 15th – 17th October and will be hosted by Centerprise Book Store in Dalston.
A celebration of Black voices, come together at Hackneys oldest book-store and Black community and arts centre, bringing together authors, artists and readers for discussions, readings and sales.
Word Power, International Black Literature Festival and Book Fair 2010
takes place at Centerprise, 136-138 Kingsland High Street, London E8 2NS
from 15th-17th October 2010 under a health and education theme.
The festival currently in its 4th year was founded by Emmanuel Amevor, CEO
of Centerprise, organisers of the event. Centerprise, the Dalston based
internationally renowned community and arts centre based in Dalston,
Hackney East London intends to showcase writers, distributors, and
publishers dealing with the literature of the African Caribbean people.
Local authors featuring in the three day festival include, Dr Adeleke
Oyenusi, author of Living a Healthy and Normal Life After Renal Failure,
Toyin Agbetu who will be discussing his latest book, UKWELI, and Prof
Robinson Milwood, who will be launching and discussing his latest two
books and other works on Christianity and the slave trade.
From across the Atlantic, the Indiana based lecturer, author and holistic
life expert, Dr Llaila Afrika will also be launching his latest book
‘Raising the Achievement of Black Children’. Dr Afrika will be running
various workshops assisted by his co-presenter, Dr Melanie Stevenson also
from the USA.
Neil Mayers, a London school teacher and author of ‘Gifted at Primary,
Failing by Secondary’ a book aimed at helping parents/guardians of African
Caribbean children will also be running a workshop entitled ‘How to
support your child through the British education system’.
Rapper Akala will delight the audience with ‘‘poetikal rappins’ and
shakespearespeak’’. Other local poets include Brother Niyi and Poppyseed
who will perform at the screening of Motherland, a film by Owen Alk
Emmanuel Amevor commented ‘Hackney will once again become the centre of attention of the literary world with dozens of writers and authors,
hundreds of readers and thousands of readers all under one roof’
Mr Amevor also thanked all supporters, volunteers and staff who has helped
bring this event to fruition this year.
Date: 15 – 17 October
Venue: Centerprise, 136- 138 Kingsland Road, Dalston E8 2NS
Tel: 0207 254 9632