The Fortune Men is the third novel by Nadifa Mohamed. It’s the fictional account of a historic miscarriage of junction that took place in Tiger Bay, Cardiff, Wales in 1952. It was set against the backdrop of the passing of George VI and the coronation of Elizabeth II.  It tells the story of Mahmoud Mattan, […]

Afro Nostalgia: Feeling Good in Contemporary Black Culture by Badia Ahad-Legardy

Nostalgia is above all, a product of the imaginary, and it is generally invented to foster a sense of both self-continuitiy and community Afro Nostalgia: Feeling Good in Contemporary Black Culture by Badia Ahad-Legardy Afro Nostalgia: Feeling Good in Contemporary Black Culture by Badia Ahad-Legardy is a thoroughly well researched and insightful book that examines […]

I recently featured in Episode 3 aka Ebony & Brownvory of the Black Woman’s Hour which is hosted by my friend Ava Vidal and Ayisha Vigneswaren, alongside journalist Ash Sarkar. Some of you may be asking isn’t there already a Woman’s Hour, and the answer to this question is yes. The BBC has a highly […]