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Courttia Newland and Nii Parkes at Black Book Swap November

Black Book Swap, London's premier event dedicated to the work of Black authors, returns on Saturday 18 November, from 12:30 -  4:45pm. 

Join BBS for its 10th event!

Meet the authors

Author, screenwriter, playwright, creative writing tutor, and literary activist, Courttia Newland is the author of several acclaimed novels (The Scholar, Society Within, Snakeskin) and his short stories have appeared in a number of anthologies, including Salt’s Best British Short Stories 2017. Courttia is also the co-editor, with Kadija Sesay, of IC3: The Penguin Book of New Black Writing in Britain. Follow Courttia on Twitter: @CourttiaNewland

Nii Ayikwei Parkes is a writer, socio-cultural commentator and Senior Editor with flipped eye publishing. A 2007 recipient of Ghana's national ACRAG award for poetry and literary advocacy, his prize-winning début novel Tail of the Blue Bird has been translated into seven languages. His book of poems The Makings of You was published in 2010 and his most recent book is Tales from Africa, written under the pseudonym K.P. Kojo. Nii Ayikwei serves on the board of the Caine Prize for African Writing. Follow Nii on Twitter: @BlueBirdTail

Ola Awonubi is an award-winning writer and her short stories have featured in Story Time, Brittle Paper, Naijastories.com, Siren and various other publications and anthologies. Ola won first prize in the National Words of Colour competition and Wasafiri’s New Writing Prize for Fiction. Her first novel, Love’s Persuasion, was published by Ankara Press in 2014. Follow Ola on Twitter: @createandwrite

Lola Jaye has penned four novels and a self-help book. Her work has been translated into several languages including Korean, German and Serbian. She grew up in South London and has also lived in Nigeria and America. She admits to watching too many soaps and reality TV but firmly believes they enhance her writing. She even taught a class on it! Follow Lola on Twitter: @LolaJaye

The key feature of the day will be conversations with these wonderful writers. There will also be the chance to explore our selection of second hand books - more about that soon. 

Black Book Swap - the leading black literary event in London

Don’t delay – book your ticket now and join us at Omnibus Theatre Clapham on 18th November. 

Keep in touch:

Twitter - @BlackBookSwap
Facebook - Facebook/BlackBookSwap

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