4 july: migration and diaspora book club
For our first ever book club gathering we have chosen to read 'The Lonely Londoners', by Trinidadian author Sam Selvon, as he follows the lives of people who have recently moved from the West Indies to London.
We have chosen this book and author to celebrate the 70th anniversary since the beginning of migration from the West Indies to the UK, with the arrival of the Windrush.
The book club will be hosted in a Jamaican/Caribbean restaurant in Brixton (venue tbc), the heart of the Jamaican community in London, so that we can discuss the novel over some jerk chicken, plantain and other West Indian yumminess.
This event is open to people of all academic levels and backgrounds, so experience of analysing literature is not required. The only requirement is that you read/listen to the book beforehand!
Following last two years' success, London Migration Film Festival (LMFF) is coming back in November-December 2018.
LMFF will be held in collaboration with a number of partners and it will include film, storytelling, music, workshops, panel discussions and much more!
If you would like to partner with us and host an event for LMFF, or if you would like to submit a film or an idea for projects to be included in the festival, please write us an email at email@example.com