We're proud to announce a Diversity Matters Black History Festival special guest lecture with Prince Asfa-Wossen Asserate - the great-nephew of the late Emperor Haile Selassie I, discussing "The Era of Emperor Haile Selassie I, His Role as one of the Founders of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), and His legacy in the 21st Century and Challenges of African Migration".
Join us at University of the Arts London (UAL High Holborn) on the 29th September 2016 for an innovative discussion on Africa and its impact on 'world history' led by author of critically acclaimed book "King of Kings"; a ground-breaking biography of the Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie.
18.00 - 18.30 Registeration and pre-order book collection
18.30 - 21.00 Event starts followed by networking, book signing and Ethiopian cuisine courtesy of Delina - Ethiopian food with a passion
This lecture will be recorded and video will be available on Diversity Matters blog www.diversity-matters.org.uk/blog
Pre-order your copy of "King of Kings: The Triumph and Tragedy of Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia" by Asfa-Wossen Asserate (published by Haus Publishing), £15.99 (RRP £20), for collection and signing at the event (please choose Book Pre-Order option ticket)
‘This is a superb, magnificent and totally gripping biography’
– Simon Sebag Montefiore, author of The Romanovs
‘a fascinating biography’
– Libby Purves
‘Today, after centuries of oppression, a billion Africans are finally winning back the substance of their freedom but it is proving a long, vexed and sometimes violent fight. Asfa-Wossen Asserate’s masterful, insider’s account of Haile Selassie, the African emperor who led Ethiopia’s struggle against colonial fascism only to deny liberty to his people, stands as inspiration and warning to an entire continent.’
– Alex Perry, author of The Rift: A New Africa Breaks Free
‘This magnificent biography by the German-Ethiopian historian Asfa-Wossen Asserate […] is diligently researched and fair-minded; [Haile Selassie] is at last accorded a proper dignity. The book is manifestly a riposte to Ryszard Kapuscinski’s The Emperor: Downfall of an Autocrat‘
– The Guardian
This Black History Festival event is organised by Kai Lutterodt (Diversity Matters founder) and UAL Diversity Matters Society. Supported by UAL (University of the Arts London), SUARTS, Haus Publishing, Black History Walks, BBM/BMC (African Histories Revisited). To support this event or other Diversity Matters events, contact Kai firstname.lastname@example.org