Imprisoned Writers at Edinburgh International Book Festival - #BlackLivesMatter
- Event type
- Thursday 16 August 2018
Edinburgh International Book Festival
- 17:30 - 18:15
- Edinburgh International Book Festival
50 years after the assassination of Martin Luther King, black voices are still routinely dismissed, unheard. In the Western world, black and minority ethnic people are disproportionately under-represented in politics, business and entertainment, and over-represented in rates of imprisonment and violent crime. Today we highlight some of the black activist voices who are following in the footsteps of MLK. Chaired by Osama Bhutta.
Authors Reading: Paul Kenyon, Bruce Pascoe, Lilja Sigurðardóttir and Novuyo Rosa Tshuma