A Night In with Alex Wheatle
Join Alex Wheatle MBE to celebrate the publication of Kemosha of the Caribbean, a swashbuckling adventure with a fierce LGBT black heroine.
The ‘stream and book’ package includes a unique ticket for the stream, and a copy of Kemosha of the Carribean worth £7.99, deliverable to any UK or international address.
The event will initially be broadcast on 1st February at 6.30pm UK time. It will be available to view up to a week after the event has ended and can be accessed Worldwide. If you live in a time zone that does not suit the initial broadcast time you can watch it at any point after the initial showing for one week.
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Kemosha and her brother have lived their whole lives in slavery. Sold away to work in lawless Port Royal, Kemosha takes her chance to escape brutal treatment. With fortune on her side, Kemosha befriends Ravenhide, a man with a mysterious past who teaches her the art of swordfighting, and introduces her to the beautiful runaway Isabella.
Yet Kemosha’s greatest test yet is upon the deck of the Satisfaction: the notorious pirate Captain Morgan’s ship. His next adventure on the high seas could be the making of Kemosha – and her one chance to earn enough pieces of eight to buy her brother’s freedom...
Alex is the author of several acclaimed novels, many of them inspired by experiences from his childhood. He was born in Brixton to Jamaican parents and spent most of his childhood in a Surrey children’s home. Following a short stint in prison following the Brixton uprising of 1981, he wrote poems and lyrics and became known as the Brixtonbard. In 2020, Steve McQueen based an episode of his award-winning SMALL AXE series for BBC on Alex’s life, entitled ‘Alex Wheatle’.
Don’t miss the opportunity to spend an evening in the company of one of the UK’s greatest living writers, as he explores how he uses his writing to bring vital parts of British and Caribbean history to life and reflect the authentic, unsung stories of our past.
‘A vivid and powerful story... Another tour de force by Alex Wheatle, a truly gifted storyteller.’ David Olusoga
‘Alex Wheatle writes with heart and authenticity, books that make you laugh and worry and cry and hold your breath.’ Kit de Waal