Celebrations of the Commonwealth Games were soured by the treatment of the Windrush Generation, highlighting the UK’s increasingly fraught relationship with its former colonies.
In January, Australia’s leading literary journal, Griffith Review, invited writers from around the world to offer a non-western centric perspective in a freedom debate. The debate, The Legacy of Empire, will be hosted by Griffith Review editor, Julianne Schultz. Joining Julianne will be international writers Karen Lord and Salil Tripathi, and British publisher Margaret Busby in a discussion examining our nation and its reputation abroad.
Margaret Busby OBE, Hon. FRSL (Nana Akua Ackon) is a writer, editor and broadcaster who was born in Ghana and educated in Britain. Published by Myriad in 2019, New Daughters of Africa, curated by Busby, is a major new international anthology bringing together the work of over 200 women writers of African descent. The anthology charts a contemporary literary canon from 1900 and captures their continuing literary contribution as never before.
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Tickets go on sale at 8:30am on Tuesday 26 June. For more information and tickets, book here.