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February Kindle Deal: Come Let Us Sing Anyway for 99p

Throughout February, Amazon will be featuring Leone Ross' short story collection Come Let Us Sing Anyway in its Kindle promotion. The ebook will be on sale for just 99p for the month.

Buy the book at Amazon UK now.

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Stella Ahmadou is one of Jacaranda's 20 black authors for 2020

We're pleased to see that 2016 SI Leeds Literary Prize-shortlisted writer Stella Ahmadou has been selected as one of 20 black writers to appear in Jacaranda's exciting new project to publish 20 authors in 2020.

Jacaranda was successful in crowdfunding £25,000 to support its publishing programme for 2020.

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Kitch makes the Republic of Consciousness Prize 2019 longlist

The Republic of Consciousness Prize 2019 longlist has been announced, and Kitch has made the cut.

Read the brief accompanying review.

Kitch is one of 13 titles comprise the longlist. 

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Hazel D. Campbell 1940-2018, R.I.P.

13 December 2018

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RIP George Parfitt

It's with deepest regret that we share the news of the death of George Parfitt. Undoubtedly our best customer for many years, George enthusiastically reported on what he read, all as part of his attempt to discover his Caribbean heritage as a white Trinidadian long in the UK.

Read George's obituary in The Guardian.

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Dwight Thompson Delivers Hard-Hitting Coming-Of-Age Tale With Debut Novel

Peepal Tree Press is proud to announce the publication of Death Register. In this searingly honest debut novel, Jamaican author Dwight Thompson fearlessly and candidly explores themes of homophobia, emerging sexuality, identity, and the devastating effects of abuse.

Chauncey Knuckle, as both a developing writer and the protagonist in this coming-of-age tale, is presented with honesty and humanity, and he is brought to life with a true ambivalence that is only fitting for such a complex character. 

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#WATCH: Aisha Phoenix reading from Filigree

Aisha Phoenix reads her poem 'Seasons of the Cloth' in Filigree: Contemporary Black British Poets, published by Inscribe/Peepal Tree at the Kadija Sesay & Friends event on  8 October 2018, Barbican Library.

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Loretta Collins Klobah interview mentioned by The Poetry Foundation

The Poetry Foundation has written of Vahni Capildeo's interview of Loretta Collins Klobah in the July-August  PN Review, about Ricantations (Peepal Tree Press, UK, 2018) and her work more generally.

Read more online.

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Call for submissions: Audre Lorde-inspired performances

The Marlborough Theatre and Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts are delighted to announce two new commissions for BAME LGBTQ+ artists to create a new 15-minute performance inspired by Audre Lorde!

Following on from 2017’s successful Thinking Queer: Bloomsbury Group, TMT and ACCA are excited to present another night of reflection, resistance, poetics and power, this time to celebrate the work of trailblazing writer, thinker and activist Audre Lorde.

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Desiree Reynolds award £10,000 for second novel

Author of Seduce, Desiree Reynolds, has been granted £10,000 by Arts Council England as part of the Develop Your Creative Practice Scheme.

The £14.4m fund is specifically designed to support independent creative practitioners, in recognition of the fact that Project Grants aren't always suitable for solo professional development or time to write. Unlike Project Grants, the money from DYCP doesn't require an artist to show their work at the end; it's purely for artists to take their work in new and exciting directions without the pressure to deliver.

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