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2019 Programme

All our events are free + unticketed


Lighthouse events start at 1.00pm and last for 30 minutes

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Safe: On Black British Men Reclaiming Space

  • LIGHTHOUSE - Edinburgh's Radical Bookshop 43-45 West Nicolson Street Edinburgh, Scotland, EH8 9DB United Kingdom (map)

with editor Derek Owusu

Editor Derek Owusu discusses this timely and accessible collection of essays by writers, musicians, actors, journalists and poets, all addressing the topic of what it is to be a Black British man today.

Where do Black men belong in school, in the media, in their own families, in the conversation about mental health, in the LGBT community, in grime music – and how can these voices inspire, educate and add to the dialogue of diversity already taking place? 

This collection takes readers on a rich and varied path to confront and question the position of Black men in Britain today.


Featured Book

Safe: on Black British Men Reclaiming Space, ed. by Derek Owusu (Orion, 2019)

Earlier Event: August 8
Palestine +100