Twenty in 2020: Black Writers, British Voices

Twentyin2020 Online Book Festival sponsored by Audible, celebrating Black British Writers, produced by Jacaranda Books – a leading independent publisher. 

Twenty in 2020: Black Writers, British Voices

About this event

Starts: Saturday 5 December 2020 12:00 PM

Ends: Saturday 5 December 2020 5:00 PM

Organised by: FANE

On Saturday 5 December, the Twentyin2020 Online Book Festival sponsored by Audible takes place celebrating a new wave of Black British authors.  The event is produced by Jacaranda Books – a leading independent publisher – in collaboration with bespoke live events producer FANE Productions and boutique marcomms and talent management agency TGRG. Twentyin2020 showcases 20 Black British authors, many of whom have made their writing debut with Jacaranda.  

The online festival will explore the Black experience through the work of the authors. Book lovers will be able to attend sessions including ‘Empowering Black women through Romance Writing’, ‘Between Two Worlds: Exploring Mixed-Race Identity’ and ‘The Poets of #TwentyIn2020’. There will also be conversations with Stella Oni, the author of Deadly Sacrifice, who’ll discuss being a Black female crime writer and Shola von Reinhold whose book, Lote, investigates the censoring of Black queer voices in the arts and literature. 

Jacaranda’s 20 Authors and their books are:

Lote – Shola Von Reinhold
Under Solomon Skies – Berni Sorga-Millwood
If I Don’t Have You – Sareeta Domingo
The Space Between Black and White – Esuantsiwa Jane Goldsmith
Through the Leopard’s Gaze – Njambi McGrath
Bad Love – Maame Blue
On Reflection – Adjoa Wiredu
Black History Walks – Tony Warner
The First Collection – Sarah Lipton-Sidibeh
Jamakespeare – Brenda Garrick
Locating Strongwoman – Tolu Agbelusi
Looking for Bono – Abidemi Sanusi
Symona’s Still Single – Lisa Bent
The Street Hawker’s Apprentice – Kabir Kareem-Bello
Where The Memory Was – Hibaq Osman
Ugly Dogs Don’t Cry – DD Armstrong
A Circle of Five – Harris Joshua
Love Again – Rasheda Ashanti Malcolm
Deadly Sacrifice – Stella Oni

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Saskia Calliste

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25-year-old writer/blogger living in London. I have an MA in publishing, a BA in creative writing & journalism and am a featured author in The Women Writers’ Handbook. I write about all kinds of things but nothing beats a good opinion piece!

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