Anthony Joseph, with guests Yaa Asantewaa & Muneera Pilgrim

Anthony Joseph is a Trinidad-born poet, novelist, academic and musician who has been referred to as ‘the leader of the black avant garde in Britain.’ His seven critically acclaimed albums blend Afro-Caribbean music, free jazz and funk. In this event he will present his most recent novel: ‘Kitch’, a biography of calypso icon Lord Kitchener. Muneera Pilgrim is an international poet, writer and one half of the Muslim female duo Poetic Pilgrimage. She is a writer for BBC Radio 2 Pause for Thought, and is the current artist in residence with The English Touring Theatre. Muneera colourfully etches a space of dialogue which is accessible regardless of religious and cultural boundaries. She will share a selection of her poetry. Yaa Asentewa, editor of Way Wive Wordz Publishing and the author of ‘A Folkloric Biography of a Guyanese Elder’ will read excerpts from ‘Elijah’ and poems from her collection: ‘The Awakening’.

Programmed by Nicole Rachelle Moore of New Beacon Books and the George Padmore institute

Fri 20th | St John’s Church | £7/£5 

Photo of Anthony Joseph by Marlon James