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Politics, Power, and Protest: In Conversation with Abi Daré, Zing Tsjeng, and Selina Nwulu

Phoebe Stafford
Thu 18 Mar, 2021

Nottingham was selected by the BBC and Libraries Connected to run a series of workshops throughout March 2021 on the theme of Politics, Power and Protest: stories about the ideas, people and power struggles that shaped our world.

These events have now passed. Please find the full event recordings below and make sure to keep up with our other projects on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

The Novels That Shaped Our World is a year-long celebration of literature at the BBC and explores 100 novels which have had an impact over the last 300 years.

We were delighted to chat with Abi Daré, author of The Girl With the Louding Voice, Zing Tsjeng, Executive Editor of Vice UK, and Selina Nwulu, award-winning poet and Young Poet Laureate for London 2015-16.

Each writer was invited to discuss their work, talk through their journey to publication, and share tips for aspiring writers. The sessions ended with a book club discussion and Q&A so that attendees could ask all of their burning questions to the authors. This series of workshops inspired audiences to talk about the power of the novel to touch us profoundly, to open our eyes to injustices, and to sometimes even act as a catalyst for social change.

You can view recordings of the three workshops below:

Video recordings for 'Forgotten Voices' and 'Manifesto for Change' will be uploaded shortly.

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