Creative Freedom: The FWords anthology, features new work by eight of Yorkshire’s most talented literary and visual artists. The writers and artists were asked to respond to the Parliamentary Act of 1807 to abolish the British Slave Trade, focusing on the theme of Freedom.
Addressing a wide range of subjects – from oppression and restitution in 19th-century and contemporary South Africa to wry reflections on the thirst for freedom from a formerly imprisoned poet – this collection is an elegant exploration of the true meaning of liberation and its ironies in modern society.
The writing is beautifully complemented by images of the artworks produced in response to the writing:
‘Flags for Freedom’ – a series of batiks by Oluseyi Ogunjobi, and ‘Paths to Freedom’ – a series of paintings by Fosuwa Andoh.
“Intelligent, witty, wry and passionate, the contents of ‘FWords’ are a salutary reminder of the need to redefine and remake continually what we mean by ‘freedom’…”
Professor Shirley Chew – Editor: Moving Worlds
Tanya Chan-Sam, Khadijah Ibrahiim, Jack Mapanje, Simon Murray, Seni Seneviratne, Rommi Smith, and visual artists Fosuwa Andoh & Seyi Ogunjobi.