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Frequent Magic:
Celebrating Black British Literature

From thought-provoking Caribbean classics to eye-opening Black British, African and Asian novels and poetry, independent publisher and Leeds institution Peepal Tree Press have been exploring what place the Caribbean has in the world since 1985.

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Frequent Magic: Celebrating Black British Literature

Celebrating some of their acclaimed authors, this exciting one-off event, hosted by Leeds poet and theatre-maker Khadijah Ibrahiim, gives a taste of the magic these books bring to readers – connecting us all through words.

Award-winning poet Nick Makoha and novelist and journalist Leone Ross read from their work, before author Anthony Joseph plus a trio led by noted saxophonist Jason Yarde give a unique performance based on Anthony’s daring experimental novel, The Frequency of Magic.

Peepal Tree is an independent publisher, specialising in the Caribbean, and Black British voices. Peepal Tree has published over 350 titles, and is committed to keeping most of them in print. Recent accolades include The RSL Ondaatje Prize and T.S. Eliot Award for poetry, won by Roger Robinson with A Portable Paradise, and the Costa Book of the Year Award for Monique Roffey’s The Mermaid of Black Conch.

Frequent Magic is presented in association with Speaking Volumes

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