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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NvrzUnGE50 The gulf between Town and Gown in Oxford is symbolised by the St Scholastica Day riots on 10 February 1355. The divisions are no longer violent but the old colleges are surrounded by walls and the old city was
A new young adult novel by Nancy Mudenyo Hunt and Sylvia Vetta Not so Black and White draws out the common humanity that lies beyond differences of nationality, culture, race or class, issues which affect many young people today. This
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08d191x On Sunday 24th May at 09.10am Nancy Mudenyo Hunt was on BBC Radio Oxford talking from Kenya to Lilley Mitchell about the charity she founded the NasioTrust #covid19 preparation in Kenya. Their reality is different to ours. The people
The Museum of London tells the story of the Windrush generation through the fabulous photography of Charlie Philips https://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/discover/black-british-photography-charlie-phillips We usually know the names and story of the men and but not many stories of the white women who bravely