https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000lbh9 A dramatization of Vikram Seth’s A Suitable Boy starts on BBC1 on Sunday. In Sculpting the Elephant and Not so Black and White I tackle the problem of being a girl. In today’s BBC radio 4 Saturday Live
For new German readers of Pinselstriche and those who have read Brushstrokes in Time and are interested in the background,Little Winter’s father is inspired by Qu Bo the famous father of the Stars artist Qu Leilei . Leilei inspired my
Ox Magazine is particularly good on art and books. It is filling the gaping hole left by the demise of Oxfordshire Limited Edition. The reason that award winning magazine turned into a vehicle for advertisement features was that all the
Around the World by Land Sea and Air – and the poetry of Black Lives Matter – in our free magazine which supports small publishers.
https://www.oxfordindiebookfair.co.uk/oxford-indie-book-fair-magazine/oibf-magazine-issue-2-july-2020/ This free magazine supports small publishing companies. We are pleased with its variety. My brother Michael Harry has just published Around The World by Land Sea and Air. ( Oxfordfolio) DO YOU KNOW OF ANYONE ELSE WHO HAS DONE THAT?
The death of George Floyd is an image of brutality that appears on an American turn table which keeps going around and around for centuries. We have no reason in this country to be complacent but there are significant differences.
Not so Black and White and Sculpting the Elephant are about the possibility, inspired by real events, that lives can be transformed for the better.
https://www.oxmag.co.uk/articles/andldquowhy-did-it-happenandrdquo/?amp Not so Black and White is about transforming lives in London and west Kenya but when Nancy Mudenyo Hunt and I were interviewed by Ox Magazine - the topic of the moment was Rhodes –so I was asked about
I wanted to take my mind off the issues surrounding Black Lives Matter and my latest novel with Nancy Mudenyo Hunt - Not so Black and White. The arrival of the German translation of Brushstrokes in Time has done
Icolyn Smith – an inspirational example of how the Windrush plus generation responded to prejudice with LOVE not Hate
I mention Icolyn in the video lecture I was asked to give on Oxford Castaways to the Oxford Guild of (tour) Guides. When her husband died , Icolyn took on three jobs to keep her family afloat Despite having no
Oxford’s own Romeo and Juliet: young people want a world where what they look like doesn’t determine or put obstacles in the way of their future .
https://vimeo.com/123886243 The young people of every colour demonstrating at Black Lives Matter protests made me realise how relevant were our workshops for the Shakespeare in Oxford project. The context - Romeo and Juliet re- imagined in East Oxford . Polly
Are we witnessing a genuine desire to look with open minds at the British Empire ? My life and that of every Brit of all shades of skin colour is affected by its legacy. Raising interest in this history