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Can You Poet: Black History Speaks

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62 St Giles' St

62 Saint Giles' Street

Northampton

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Spoken word poetry event on all things relating to Black African/Caribbeanness!

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Black history is the story of all of us and at this round of Can You Poet, we will be looking at all Black everything. Stories and spoken word pieces will cover a number of topics under the wider umbrella of Blackness including racism, joy, love,, art, history, belonging and more.

This October Saints on 'Saint Giles' have kindly offered their space, and Can You Poet is glad support independent business. Featuring Geraldine Moyo as our guest, this session also acts as our first in-person post-lockdown comeback gig. Geraldine is a social worker and first-time author based in Northamptonshire.

Born to African parents, Geraldine recognised that children want to talk about their colour and their history, and that of their friends. In her children's book My Africa she interweaves these issues in a fun, educational and age-appropriate way. Apart from the adventure, My Africa takes a child and parent through at edtime, this story is also a tool for educators and social care practitioners to talk about race, identity, diaspora, and their Africa.

https://www.waterstones.com/book/my-africa/geraldine-moyo//9781788303453

https://www.amazon.co.uk/My-Africa-Geraldine-Moyo/dp/1788303458

At this session, in addition to the number of performers on the night, Geraldine will speak about the influences for her book and how it relates back to her as a Black woman in Britain and more.

This event will be recorded for those at home.

Look forward to seeing you there.

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Organiser Tré Ventour

Organiser of Can You Poet: Black History Speaks

Tré Ventour is a teaching poet, writer, freelance race and Black history educator, and curator based in Northamptonshire. He has taught for schools, universities, prisons, community groups and more. With bylines also at the NN Journal, Critical Studies of Television, Wonkhe and more, his work has also seen him interviewed by The Guardian and the BBC. To get in contact, send an email via the contact form at treventour.com

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