Simon Education

Black Book Festival 2020

Date: September 12, 2020

Time: 11am - 7pm

Location: University London, Goldsmiths, University of London, The Great Hall, 8 Lewisham Way London SE14 6NW


Black Book Festival is a showcase for African-Caribbean writers, publishers and illustrators, and promotes reading of Black books in the wider community.


Featured Authors

Professor Kehinde Andrews Back to Black: Black Radicalism for the 21st Century

Reni K. Amayo Daughters of Nri

Robin Walker  When We Ruled

Sandra Agard Harriet Tubman: A Journey to Freedom

Michael Williams Black Scientists and inventor series

Chiemeka Nicely Innocence Tainted

Pamela R. Haynes Loving the Brothers

David Simon How to Unlock Your Child’s Genius

 Derek Owusu That Reminds Me

Plus may more authors, publishers and booksellers!


  • 12pm – 12.30pm Selling and Distributing Books to the African American Market with Vanesse Lloyd-Sgambati (USA)
  • 12.45pm -1.15pm Afrofuturism: In conversation with science fiction writer, Chiemeka Nicely
  • 12.45pm – 1.15pm African-Caribbean storytelling for children with Sandra A. Agard
  • 1.30pm – 2pm In-conversation with novelist Derek Owusu
  • 1.30pm – 2pm Seven steps to writing a great book with Denise Roberts
  • 2.15pm – 2.45pm Black Radicalism for the 21st Century with Prof Kehinde Andrews
  • 2.15pm – 2.45pm Black Book Publishing: The story of Conscious Dreams Publishing
  • 3.45pm – 4.15pm How to Unlock Your Child’s Genius (family workshop) with David Simon
  • 3.45pm – 4.15pm Women writers speak: Hear our Story with Pamela Haynes & Sharon Fevrier
  • 4.30pm – 5pm In-conversation with novelist Reni K. Amayo: Daughters of Nri
  • 4.30pm – 5pm Celebrating Science Week with Black Scientists and Inventors series creator Michael Williams
  • 5.15PM – 5.45pm Lifetime Achievement award to Eric and Jessica (posthumous) Huntley
  • Book launch: How to Unlock Your Genius Using Black History by David Simon
  • Toni Morrison tribute
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