Writers Make Worlds poster display 2018 Displayed in the foyer of the Faculty of English Language and Literature at the University of Oxford, MT 2018 and HT 2019.
Something sets us looking for a place.
For many minutes every day we lose
ourselves to somewhere else. …
On 26 April 2018, Linton Kwesi Johnson read from a selection of his poetry and discussed with Professor Paul Gilroy the inter-generational and transatlantic relationships that had nurtured it.
Elleke Boehmer introduces the Postcolonial Writers Make Worlds research project.
Poet Vievee Francis discusses how she and her writing are viewed through the ‘filter’ of people’s preconceptions, which are usually based on her appearance, and how she actively works to challenge and remove that filter with her poetry.
The following is a list of articles and books that will be useful to those who wish to learn more about reading (including reader-response, reception and cognitive theory), with a particular emphasis on how postcolonial writing is read.
The following is a list of books that will be useful to those seeking to delve deeper into the themes, concerns and craft of contemporary Black and Asian British writing.
D-Empress Dianne Regisford presents a performance installation that explores the notion of the liberated woman from an African feminist perspective. […]
Prof. Elleke Boehmer and Dr Erica Lombard consider how our reading experiences are shaped by various factors, from publishers’ decisions about book covers to the text itself.
Writers Selma Dabbagh and Courttia Newland read from their work, and discuss why they write, who they write for, their imagined audiences, and how their writing relates to their identities.