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Black Female Resistance in 18th Century Literature

Talks/Lectures; Black History Month

Event Description

Highlights of British, Caribbean and American literary representations of Black women who used indigenous spiritual practices during slavery/colonialism to fight racism. From the 1692 Salem witch trials, to Jane Eyre in 1847, to modern classics like Wide Sargasso Sea and Toni Morrison’s book Beloved.

  • Duration: 60 mins
  • Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (no replay available)
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Meet the Host, Dr Michelle

Formerly lectured in English Literature, Editing and Creative Writing at London Metropolitan University and currently facilitates a range of writing workshops as an independent scholar. She is lead-tutor on The Amazing James Baldwin course and the African Women Resistance leaders: Political and Spiritual course

She co-founded Way Wive Wordz Publishing, Editing and Tuition services through which she has published her first novel, Elijah and The Awakening and Other Poems and the more recent titles – her PhD Thesis, Guyanese Komfa: the ritual art of trance, Mama Lou Tales: a folkloric biography of a Guyanese elder and Something Buried in the Yard (an extracted novella from her PhD) were launched in July 2016. She writes a regular blog – Way Wive Wordz .