At Oxib tomorrow, I’ll talk about and sign copies of my just published memoir Food of Love Cooking up a life through gender class and race. It’s received great endorsements from the journalist , Yasmin Alibhai Brown, the historian and broadcaster ,Rana Mitte , the internationally known poet Sudeep Sen, the artist Diana Bell and the academic and author Prof Jane Spiro.
https://www.oxfordindiebookfair.co.uk/whats-on/ for all 5 talks and performances.
The Oxford Mail feature about the fair includes pics from April https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/23148540.oxford-indie-book-fair-environmental-theme/
I’ll bring copies of Brushstrokes in Time the only major book which tells the story of the courageous Stars artists. I invented a fictional artist to make the novel a page turner but the background to the story is true events. Listen to the artists I interviewed over 3 years on this trailer .
Trailer link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfRCHgk2YR8
Let’s celebrate courage. We are seeing amazing courage from the women of Iran . These artists needed courage too.
The photo below is of Chi Xiaoning who filmed the events of 1979- seen here on top of the Democracy Wall – yes there was one!
That film has been found is the basis of Beijing Spring . The Chief Foreign Correspondent of the Guardian , John Gittings endorsed Brushstrokes in Time.
He emailed me from Hong Kong . They are currently showing it in the Museum of Modern art -interesting!