House of AMAU (AMBA) Africa & Diaspora Writers & Appreciation Readings

Date: 17 October 2012, 6pm

Venue: Dalston CLR James Library 60 Roseberry Place  Dalston Square, Hackney, Greater London E8

In recognition of the generally under appreciated contribution of writers of African origin to world culture, the House of AMAU (formally the House of AMPS or H-AMPS) will be promoting a series of readings in order to increase awareness of the work of some of the literary giants from Africa, the Caribbean and North America, whilst introducing several contemporary UK based writers.

There will be a stand alone pilot reading on 17 October (6pm) at the Dalston CLR James Library as part of the Hackney Black History Month 2012 celebrations.

February 2013 will see the first phase of a rolling program of appreciation readings in partnership with local and international agencies and organizations.  TThis will a free entry event featuring the work of six AMBA African Caribbean Writers Group members as well as work by the following;

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Nigeria) – Andrea Enisuoh    
Ngugi wa Thiong’o
(Kenya) – Ngoma Bishop
Jamaica Kincaid
(Antigua) – Hyacinth Myers
George Lamming (Barbados) – Ngoma Bishop
Toni Morrison (USA) – Carol Anne ‘Cezanne’ Edwards
James Baldwin
(USA) – Michael Vidal
C.L.R James (Trinidad) – Andrea Enisuoh

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