The Lone Protestor: Fiona Paisley in conversation with Bernardine Evaristo
Thursday, June 14, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (BST)
Co-hosted by Aboriginal Studies Press, the Equiano Centre UCL & the Raphael Samuel History Centre
Fiona Paisley and Bernardine Evaristo discuss Fiona’s new work on the life of Anthony Martin Fernando, an Australian Aboriginal who protested against British imperial rule while he lived and worked in London and Europe during the 1920s and 1930s. Based on extensive archival research, The Lone Protestor is the first full-length study of Fernando.
Fiona Paisley is Associate Professor in the School of Humanities and the Griffith Centre for Cultural Research at Griffith University, Australia and writes on histories of race, culture, gender, colonialism, and Indigenous history. Writer Bernardine Evaristo MBE is the award-winning author of six books of fiction and verse fiction exploring themes of race, history, gender, and identity, including Blonde Roots, Lara and The Emperor’s Babe, the story of a young black girl who grows up in Roman London.
This event is free although registration is required for catering numbers.