Category Archives: Inspiration

Our Favourite Poets: Warshan Shire

Our Favourite Poets: Warshan Shire
Warsan Shire is a ‘Kenyan-born Somali’ writer, editor and educator based in London. She is also one of our favourite poets because we recognise ourselves in her beautiful words. Warsan has been published in ...
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Brilliant Africans: Ben Okri

Brilliant Africans: Ben Okri
Ben Okri is a Nigerian author best known for his inspiring, soul-musical of a book, ” The Famished Road”.  This weekend, Ben will be talking with editor and critic Ellah Wakatama Allfrey in front of an ...
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Brilliant African Women: Graca Machel

Despite being the only woman in history to have been first lady of two separate republics, serving as the First Lady of Mozambique from 1975 to 1986 and the First Lady of South Africa from 1998 to 1999, Graça Machel ...
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Paulette Randall Awarded MBE

Paulette Randall Awarded MBE
The Queen has named the UK’s first black female director for services to drama in her Birthday Honours List. South London-born Director Paulette Randall will receive an MBE in honour of her work for British Black ...
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