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Strangers at the Gate, with James Omolo

  • New Beacon Books 76 Stroud Green Road London, England, N4 3EN United Kingdom (map)

Join self-published writer, broadcaster, lecturer and activist James Omolo as he brings his novel Strangers at the Gate: Black Poland to the UK for the first time. The Kenyan-blooded Omolo has resided in Poland for a number of years, and has used his time there to collate his unique experiences in this fresh take on the black experience in Europe.

Hosted by the UK's first publisher of literature of black writers, New Beacon Books, Omolo will be conducting an intimate reading of his book and will be in discussion with Malakai Sargeant throughout the evening, talking all things displacement, documentation and diaspora. The evening will also feature two special performances from guest London-based performance poets Anita Barton-Williams and Gemma Weekes, with sets responding to the theme "strangers at the gate".

Out of all the events celebrating blackness throughout October 2017, this is one not to be missed – and is completely free of charge. Get your tickets now, and get your discounted copy of the book on the night.

JAMES OMOLO: James Omolo studied in Kenya, India and Poland. He is the founder of Africa Connect Foundation, a radio host at Imiradio and an activist on Human Rights related issues affecting People of African Descent. He has previously lectured at numerous academic instutions, including at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities (SWPS), Centre for Postgraduate Studies and Training on ‘Africa Business and Beyond’. He has also contributed to publications in local academic journals.