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James Baldwin: Literature, London and Civil Rights

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  • DURATION 55 mins
  • HOW TO ATTEND Attendance is live via Zoom
4.7 out of 5 Average rating

I’ve advocated Mirthy right from day 1... you feel part of this community!

Anna
, reviewed on 04 Jan 2022

Fun, educational & relaxing!

Debbie
, reviewed on 28 Feb 2022

I’m glad I found you. I said this to my wife - without Mirthy, my life would be far less richer than it is now.

Martin
, reviewed on 06 Feb 2022

Event Description

The amazing author, raconteur, and Civil Rights activist spent a lot of time in London as well as his beloved Paris. This presentation takes you through some of the locations he visited, his relevant books, and the activities he was involved in both here and in the USA.

  • Duration: 55 mins
  • Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (no replay available)
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Meet the Host, Dr Michelle

Dr Michelle Asantewa 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'. 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. Dr Michelle Asantewa also writes a regular blog – Way Wive Wordz.

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