Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA) is joining forces with the Scottish BAME Writers Network and Dundee City Council to hold four intimate book readings across Dundee as part of Black History Month.

Taking place throughout October, the readings reflect DUSA’s aspiration to build a kinder, greener and more diverse global student community that creates a lasting impact for generations to come.

This year, as part of broader work around Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, DUSA will celebrate black authors and their accomplishments with students and members of the public.

Zechariah Laari, Vice President of Academia at DUSA, said,

‘‘We have the privilege of working with accomplished and renowned Scotland-based activists whose work covers novels, plays, poetry, radio and art.  Each event will be accompanied by a selection of African food, followed by participatory workshops exploring our relationship with race.’’

Councillor Georgia Cruickshank, who Chairs Dundee City Council’s cross-party City of Dundee and Black History Working Group added,

‘‘It is important that we hear the voices of BAME authors, whose work brings a unique and vital perspective to story-telling in all its various forms.

‘‘I am delighted that some of these authors are coming to Dundee, and that the Council has been able to provide venues and therefore a platform for them to be heard in recognition of the rich culture and diversity of our City.’’

A spokesperson from the Scottish BAME Writers Network said,

‘‘Scottish BAME Writers Network is excited to be involved with DUSA in raising the profile of Black authors and fostering audiences for their work in Dundee. We look forward to these events opening up spaces for much-needed discourse, and can’t wait to see how they expand and develop.’’

 

The Book Reading Events are free and available on a first come, first served basis and can be booked through Eventbrite.

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