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1:30pm - 2:30pm
Warwick Thursdays - Gonzalo Garcia Ceron and Preti Taneja
Writers' Room G08 Millburn House

Gonzalo Garcia Ceron studied English and American Literature at the University of Kent, where he also taught Creative Writing. He is now a Teaching Fellow in the Warwick Writing Programme. His first novel, We Are The End, reflects his interest in the relationship between video games, digital culture, and the construction of narrative. It is published by Galley Beggar Press and has been shortlisted for the EIBF First Book Award 2017.

Preti Taneja's debut novel We That Are Young, a response both to King Lear and to the rising religious fascism of contemporary India, is published by Galley Beggar Press. Her novella Kumkum Malhotra won the Gatehouse Press New Fiction Prize in 2014 and she writes for the Guardian, the New Statesman, and Index, among other journals. Preti is a BBC/AHRC New Generation Thinker and a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow at Warwick University. After a decade of reporting on minority and refugee rights in Jordan, Sweden, East Africa and the Balkans, she is now investigating the protection of cultural rights in conflict and post-conflict situations.

 


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Thu 18 Jan '18
English undergraduate Adesola Akerele hosts discussion of her documentary, Brotherhood

JANUARY 23, 2018, THE OCULUS, OC0.03, 19.15

English undergraduate student Adesola Akerele is hosting a premiere and panel discussion of her own documentary, Brotherhood. Funded in part by Warwick's Institute of Advanced Teaching and Learning, Brotherhood is a documentary that aims start a conversation that addresses the current narrative of the young black man. It features an organisation called the Amos Bursary (founded by Baroness Valorie Amos) which nurtures young black men and pushes them to excel as leaders. The Bursary has shaped outstanding black boys who have become pioneers in their generation. From those who have spoken in the House of Lords, to others who have developed apps, or even those who have raised money to attend Harvard University. This documentary gives a voice to boys who up until this point have not been able to share their own narratives.Through engaging in these conversations, we learn how these young black men manoeuvre themselves in a society that works against them.

 

Following the screening. There will be a panel discussion regarding the film and about how to positively encourage the progression of young black people in society. We will also discuss what steps can be taken to essentially re- write the narrative of the young black person in the UK.





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