FRATRICIDE & HOMICIDE
Join the GPI and New Beacon Books on Tuesday 7 June at 7pm to listen to writers Thandisizwe Chimurenga and Yvvette Edwards talk about their work and how they came to explore the ongoing fratricide and homicide that is decimating black communities both in the UK and the USA.
In her book 'No Doubt: The Murder(s) of Oscar Grant', Chimurenga an award-winning freelance journalist, brings to us an examination of the case of the fatal shooting of Oscar Grant by a police officer in Oakland, California. She went on to cover the 2010 trial of the accused officer and this became the subject of the highly acclaimed film Fruitvale Station produced by the Academy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker.
Yvette Edwards is a London writer whose current novel 'The Mother' explores the personal impact of teenage violence on a family. Her first novel, 'A Cupboard Full of Coats', was nominated for a number of awards including the Commonwealth Book Prize and the Man Booker Prize. Edwards lives in East London and is currently at work on her third novel.
It promises to be a stimulating evening of discussion between two writers with pertinent perspectives on the current crisis directly facing black men and their communities on both sides of the Atlantic.
Admission £5.00 (returnable with book purchase)
76 Stroud Green Road N4 3EN
We look forward to seeing you there.