This November, we will be welcoming MBE Marcus Ryder and barrister Alexandra Wilson to celebrate and discuss this very exciting collection of essays. Black British Lives Matter is a response to the international outcry at George Floyd’s death. Lenny Henry and Marcus Ryder have commissioned these essays to discuss how and why we need to fight for Black lives to matter – not just for Black people but for society as a whole. Recognising Black British experience within the Black Lives Matter movement, nineteen prominent Black figures explain why Black lives should be celebrated when too often they are undervalued.
We are extremely privileged that we can welcome Marcus Ryder and Alexandra Wilson to the bookshop. Marcus has over twenty-five years experience working in television and journalism and is a leader on the issue of diversity in the media, and Alexandra is the author of the wildly successful autobiography In Black and White which is her account of what she has witnessed as a young mixed-race barrister in Britain today. We were lucky enough to have Alexandra for our online event with the Secret Barrister and it will be wonderful to welcome her to the bookshop for an in person event!
We hope you can join us for this timely and necessary book.