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“What they know about a black woman soul?” Reflections on Winsome Pinnock’s Leave Taking

Nkenna Akunna on finding herself in Pinnock's play Leave Taking, and what it means to be seen in a world built to erase you.
“What they know about a black woman soul?” Reflections on Winsome Pinnock’s Leave Taking
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Returning to the London stage, ‘Umuada’ voices unspoken hurt in British Nigerian homes

On writing a play that confronts the nuances of mental health, migration and motherhood in the urban African diaspora.
Returning to the London stage, ‘Umuada’ voices unspoken hurt in British Nigerian homes
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Loss, laughter and resisting the black universal: Nine Night at the National Theatre

Skin Deep's Nkenna Akunna meets Roy Alexander Weise to talk about his play Nine Night, currently on at the National Theatre, London.
Loss, laughter and resisting the black universal: Nine Night at the National Theatre
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WHAT ARE YOU READING??

Hello to our latest episode of What Are You Reading??, our semi-regular series of flash reviews. Our first review today is of Dina Nayeri’s Refuge, which was published by Riverhead Books in July 2017, and chronicles the subtle impact of her journey into and in exile.
WHAT ARE YOU READING??
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Media Amnesia: Remembering Somalia After the Fact

When the 24 hour news cycle forgets attacks in the global south, what can we do to keep them at the forefront?
Media Amnesia: Remembering Somalia After the Fact
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WHAT ARE YOU READING??

Hello and welcome to our latest episode of WHAT ARE YOU READING??, our monthly thread where we ask our followers what writers of colour they're reading. This week we’re reviewing three books in translation!
WHAT ARE YOU READING??
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Skin Deep meets the Latin Corner UK

The fight to save a culture. How gentrification is disrupting the lives of hundreds of families in this Latinx community
Skin Deep meets the Latin Corner UK
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Being Suedi – Erik Lundin & the changing face of Sweden

Race, belonging and multiculturalism in Sweden - how a rapper’s truthful narrative impacted the lives of these young Swedes.
Being Suedi – Erik Lundin & the changing face of Sweden
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After Grenfell: Community Organising in Acklam Village

As relief efforts wind down, local communities continue to rebuild and contend with the aftermath of the fire. How can we support survivors and keep the memory of Grenfell alive at this year’s Carnival?
After Grenfell: Community Organising in Acklam Village
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Where are you really from?: The hidden lives of PoC in rural Britain

On the right to the countryside and how the focus on people of colour living in cities often means that those living in rural areas don't get the support that they need and have their experiences overlooked...
Where are you really from?: The hidden lives of PoC in rural Britain