Louisa Adjoa Parker: Black Histories in the South West

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Exchange Lecture Theatre - Exchange Building

Penryn Campus

Treliever Road

Penryn

TR10 9FE

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Exploring local and regional Black histories

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Louisa Adjoa Parker hosts a talk, Q&A and workshop exploring local and regional Black histories as part of Black History Month at the Exchange Lecture Theatre, University of Exeter in Penryn. The event will look at the region's links with the Atlantic slave trade, African-American GIs and contemporary experiences of being a person of colour in the rural South West.

This is a FREE event open to students, staff and the general public. To confirm a place please register your attendance.

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Talk: 40 mins

Q&A: 20 mins

Workshop: 30 mins

Speaker bio

Louisa writes poetry, fiction and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) history. She is of English and Ghanaian heritage and has lived in the south west for most of her life. Her first poetry collection Salt-sweat and Tears, and pamphlet Blinking in the Light, were published by Cinnamon Press. Her new collection, How to wear a skin, is shortly to be published by Indigo Dreams. Louisa has written books and exhibitions exploring BAME history in Dorset, including Dorset’s Hidden Histories, and 1944 We Were Here: African American GIs in Dorset. She recently produced the Where are you really from? blog and podcast which explores the experience of people of colour in rural Britain today. Her poetry and prose has been published and performed widely. She was recently the first ever writer-in-residence at Exeter’s Custom House. (photo credit: Robert Golden)

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Exchange Lecture Theatre - Exchange Building

Penryn Campus

Treliever Road

Penryn

TR10 9FE

United Kingdom

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