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Scroll.in interviews Kiran Shiva Akal, son of Savi Akal Naipaul

In an interview with Scroll.in, Kiran Shiva Akal (son of Savi Akal Naipaul) talks about his new Chai Rum. He also mentions his mother's book and his relationship with V.S. Naipaul.

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Image: Chai Rum

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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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#WATCH: Michael Campbell reading from Filigree

Michael Campbell, reads his Filigree poem 'Maroon' at Kadija Sesay & Friends Barbican Library, Monday 8 October 2018. It was a phenomenal night.

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Jeremy, Tanya Shirley talk poetry on BBC Radio 4

Jeremy and Tanya Shirley discuss poetry on BBC Radio 4's Front Row.

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Caribbean Beat interview: Savi Naipaul Akal

Savi Naipaul Akal exudes poise and presence. And charm. Buckets of charm. For our interview at her home in Valsayn, east of Port of Spain, she leads me to a table covered with a crisp white tablecloth weighed down by homemade cakes and finger sandwiches. The huge floral arrangement sitting in the middle stems from her own garden.

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Ms. Magazine to publish excerpt from Flanagan's Nina Simone manuscript

Ms Magazine is publishing, on 16 October, an excerpt from Brenda Flanagan's manuscript, Mississippi God Damn! The book is about 1967, a time in which she worked with the famous singer Nina Simone, and what she taught her about living Black and proud in America.

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Inscribe writer Adam Lowe and author Una Marson join Grace Nichols and John Agard at British Library

Entrance Hall, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB
Fri 1 Jun - Sun 21 Oct 2018
Price: Free
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Inscribe-supported writer Adam Lowe appears as part of the British Library's Windrush exhibition, alongside videos by John Agard, Grace Nichols, Hannah Lowe, Maggie Harris and Kim O’Loughlin.

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Brenda Flanagan wins Canute A. Broadhurst Prize

Brenda Flanagan has been awarded the Canute A. Broadhurst Prize, given by The Caribbean Writer, an international journal of Caribbean literature, for her 2017 story, 'To Dance with my Brother'.

The Caribbean Writer announced the prize winners in its Volume 31 edition, under the theme: New Vistas: An Evolving Caribbean.

Speaking about the award, Brenda says, 'I am absolutely delighted to be honored with this prize from a journal that has, for years, been doing so much for Caribbean literature.'

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Bogle L’Ouverture founders Jessica and Eric Huntley given Blue Plaque

Bogle L'Ouverture Blue Plaque Unveiling
Saturday 13 October, 12.45-1.45pm
141 Coldershaw Road, London, W13 9DU
Organised by the Nubian Jak Community Trust

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Madwoman wins 2018 Sheila Margaret Motton Book Prize

Shara McCallum's latest collection Madwoman has won the 2018 Sheila Margaret Motton Book Prize, awarded by the New England Poetry Club to any book of poems published in the last two years.

The New England Poetry Club (NEPC) was founded in 1915 by Amy Lowell, Robert Frost, and Conrad Aiken and E.E. Cummings was a charter member.

Winners of Book Prizes receive prize money of $250, 250 NEPC Award book-cover stickers (gold or silver-foil stickers which identify the book as prize-winning) and an opportunity to read at the NEPC.

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