Out of Bounds: Black and Asian Poets on Britain
When: Mon 3 Sep 2012, 18.30 - 20.00
Where: Conference Centre, British Library
Price: £7.50 / £5 concessions
Join some of the finest British poets working today - John Agard, Daljit Nagra, Carol Leeming and Grace Nichols - for an alternative A to Z of the nation.
All our guests feature in the new anthology Out of Bounds (Bloodaxe Books) a newly-charted map of Britain, as viewed by its black and Asian poets. It takes the reader on a riveting, sensory journey through Scotland, England and Wales, showing the whole country from a fresh perspective.
This extensive and ground-breaking anthology stops off in the Highlands and Islands, skirts the North East coast from Whitley Bay to the sands of Bridlington, wanders lonely through the Lake District and Yorkshire, climbs the mountains of Wales before descending to the Black Country and Southern England. Along the way it takes in lochs and landmarks from Glasgow's George Square and the Angel of the North to the London Eye and the Long Man of Wilmington.
Out of Bounds is a definitive anthology that brings together new and established black and Asian writers and places them firmly on the map of what is great and not so great about Britain. Other contributors include Shanta Acharya, Patience Agbabi, Moniza Alvi, James Berry, Jean 'Binta' Breeze, Vahni Capildeo, Merle Collins, Fred D'Aguiar, David Dabydeen, Imtiaz Dharker, Bernardine Evaristo, Khadijah Ibrahiim, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Tariq Latif, Sheree Mack, Jack Mapanje, E.A. Markham, Louisa Adjoa Parker, Michelle Scally-Clarke, Seni Seneviratne, John Siddique, Lemn Sissay, Dorothea Smartt, Wole Soyinka, Derek Walcott and Benjamin Zephaniah.
Presented in association with Renaissance One