26 June, 2023

Young Black and Unstoppable

Time : 06:30 pm – 07:30pm

Chair; Richie Brave


Shakaila Forbes

Bell Iggy London

Kelechi Okafor

Young, Black, and Unstoppable.

Join chair Richie Brave with Shakaila Forbes-Bell, Iggy London and Kelechi Okafor as they explore the art of literary disruption.

Prepare to be captivated by an extraordinary session that shines a spotlight on the vibrant world of young Black literature. Join us for “Young and Black,” a celebration of the powerful voices and diverse stories that are disrupting? the literary landscape.

Embark on a journey through the pages of remarkable books written by young Black authors who fearlessly tackle themes of identity, resilience, and empowerment. Immerse yourself in tales that resonate with authenticity, capturing the essence of the young Black experience.

Experience the dynamic and thought-provoking session led by renowned figures who champion diversity, challenge norms, and empower marginalised communities. Our esteemed chair, Richie Brave, known for his fearless advocacy and engaging conversations on social dynamics, will guide you through an inspiring exploration of the realities of Black Britishness in his captivating podcast series, Brave Conversations.

Engage with our brilliant panellists:

Kelechi Okafor, a cultural disruptor, writer, podcast host, and founder of a dance studio, weaves her experiences as a British Nigerian into powerful storytelling, exploring self-actualization and community building.

Shakaila Forbes Bell, the pioneering mind behind Fashion is Psychology, unravels the psychological impact of style and beauty on young Black women, challenging fashion norms and driving change.

–  Iggy London, an award-winning filmmaker, artist, and writer, mesmerises with his distinctive style and powerful narratives that explore identity, community, and coming of age across various mediums.

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