A Night In with Alex Wheatle and Benjamin Zephaniah
Fane Online is a curated series of online events, giving you the chance to watch exclusive shows with celebrated authors, actors and podcasters, all from the comfort of your own home.
The ‘Stream and Book Bundle’ package includes a unique ticket for the stream, a copy of Cane Warriors and Windrush Child. The 'Stream Only' package provides a unique ticket to the stream only.
The event will initially be broadcast on 11 December at 18:30 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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Join author Alex Wheatle MBE and writer and poet Dr Benjamin Zephaniah, in a conversation chaired by Hannah Lavery, to celebrate their new releases.
Prize winning author Alex Wheatle presents his 14th offering, Cane Warriors which has been described as ‘irresistible, gripping and unforgettable’. Cane Warriors follows the true story of Tacky’s War in Jamaica, 1760 with its lead character Moa being awoken in the middle of the night by one of the rebels who informs him that the revolt will begin on Easter Sunday. Time is ticking, and the day of the uprising approaches . . .
Audiences will also get the chance to hear about Benjamin Zephaniah's new book Windrush Child. The fifth book in Scholastic's VOICES series, we follow the story of Leonard who receives a culture shock after arriving at the Southampton port from his home Maroon Town, Jamaica. We learn how Leonard navigates his new environment even when people hurt him with their words and with their fists.
Spend a powerful and moving evening in the company of two of the UK’s greatest living writers, as they explore how they use their writing to bring vital parts of British and Jamaican history to life, and reflect the authentic, unsung stories of our past.
This event has been curated in partnership with TGRG (The Girl in the Red Glasses) in aid of Black Cultural Archives.