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Gary Younge in conversation with Daniel Trilling

Friday 19 May 2023 at 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Join acclaimed author and broadcaster Gary Younge as he discusses his latest work , “Dispatches From the Diaspora” with Daniel Trilling

Join us for an inspiring evening with journalist Gary Younge, one of the UK’s leading political voices, on the significant events of the last few decades that have impacted the Black diaspora around the globe.

In his new book, Dispatches from the Diaspora: From Nelson Mandela to Black Lives Matter, Gary Younge reflects on the last three decades of life in the Black diaspora. As a journalist, Younge has enjoyed a front row seat to some of the most significant events of the modern age, joining Nelson Mandela on his first election campaign, meeting voters on the southside of Chicago after Obama’s victory and spending time in New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

He has been on the frontlines, witnessing great changes and developments for the Black diaspora around the world – but also the threat of systems that challenge and thwart those aspirations.

Dispatches from the Diaspora, From Nelson Mandela to Black Lives Matter is a collection of Gary Younge’s work over the last 30 years from America, Africa, the Caribbean and Britain, about race, racism, Black life and death. His previous book, Another Day in the Death of America won the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize from Columbia Journalism School and Nieman Foundation.

Gary with be joined in conversation by Daniel Trilling.

Daniel Trilling is a British journalist, editor and author. He was the editor of New Humanist magazine from 2013 to 2019. He writes about migration, nationalism and human rights and is the author of Lights in the Distance: exile and refuge at the borders of Europe and Bloody Nasty People: The Rise of Britain’s Far Right. The publications he has written for include the New Statesman, The Guardian and the London Review of Books.

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Friday 19 May 2023
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Wanstead Library
Spratt Hall Road
London, England E11 2RQ United Kingdom
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