Advocacy & Activism

Arts Advocacy & Activism

I have been a longstanding activist for inclusion in the arts, initiating projects to address the underrepresentation of people of colour, from the Theatre of Black Women in 1982, to setting up and running the annual Brunel International African Poetry Prize in 2012.
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I have sat on boards, committees and advised organisations, universities and prizes including the Royal Society of Literature, Folio Prize and Arts Council England.
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Literary Prize Juries

I have sat on numerous literary prize juries for over 20 years.
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