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Young, Black and British: Jeffrey Boakye and Okechukwu Nzelu

17th October 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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In this special event presented by Dialogue Books, two young men who have grown up in the UK exchange their views and understanding of what it’s like to be both black and British in the modern day and age. Teacher and writer Jeffrey Boakye has encountered endless labels – all of which have informed his experience. In his latest book, Black, Listed, he unpicks their meanings. Okechukwu Nzelu is also a teacher. His debut novel, The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney, was published in 2019 and has been getting rave reviews. Join them as they read from their work and discuss growing up, identity, race, God and all the big questions they ask not just of themselves but of all of us.The session will be moderated by Rob O’Connor, Chairman of York Literature Festival. Many thanks to Professor Gweno Williams for assistance with this event.

In association with Dialogue Books

This FREE event is part of the YLF Online Day. To attend just join the MyVLF community in advance by clicking on the “Book Tickets” button. However, please note that there is no need to obtain physical tickets. This will just link you through to the MyVLF website. Then join us on the MyVLF website on the 17th October at the designated time.

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17th October 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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