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For Such a Time as This with Shani Akilah

For Such a Time as This with Shani Akilah

Join author, screenwriter and co-founder of Nyhah Network, Shani Akilah, to celebrate the publication of her debut richly imagined collection of linked stories, For Such a Time as This.  

Gabby and Jonathan cross paths at the wedding of a mutual friend. They both wonder if this could be the start of something, but fate has other ideas. 

When Niah tries to call out her employer for their empty words about diversity and inclusion, she comes face to face with racism reaching right to the very top. 

Sharna is holding onto her own secret when she sets out for Jamaica to visit her grandfather, on a trip that throws fresh light onto the family history she has always taken for granted. 

Experience Shani’s stunning collection in conversation with author of Yinka, Where Is Your Husband? Lizzie Damilola Blackburn, as they bring to life the stories of Black-British Londoners, exploring themes of friendship and romance, community and independence, and navigating their way through the relationships that make them who they are.  

“Shani Akilah is a glittering new voice in the literary firmament. With insight and compassion she gets under the skin and inside the messy relationships of millennials in a way that feels vital and fresh.” Bernadine Evaristo, author of Girl, Woman, Other, winner of the Booker Prize

The ‘stream and book’ package includes a unique ticket for the stream, and a copy of For Such a Time as This (Magpie, Oneworld RRP £16.99) deliverable to any UK or international address. 

The event will initially be broadcast on 20 June at 6.30pm UK time. It will be available to view up to two weeks 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 two weeks. 

If you have any questions, please email [email protected] 

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