Join Us 5 December

Join us on 5 December when our annual fundraiser focuses on the man after whom we are named​ ​with The Padmore Tradition in Pan-Africanism.

George Padmore was born in Trinidad in 1903 and died in London in 1959. He was a leading advocate of the growth 20th century Pan-Africanism and emancipation from colonialism.

Padmore's activism ​and its ​influence spanned the Caribbean, the continent of Africa, Britain, Europe, Soviet Union and the USA. His Pan-Africanism remained deeply rooted in Marxism.    

This discussion event shall be led by historian Professor Hakim Adi and the editor/ writer Margaret Busby.

Hakim Adi is Professor of the History of Africa and the African Diaspora at Chichester University. In January he launched the pioneering online Masters by Research programme on the History of Africa and the African Diaspora and is the founder and consultant historian of the Young Historians Project ( Hakim is co-editor with Marika Sherwood of The 1945 Manchester Pan-African Congress Revisited (New Beacon Books, 1995). Among his many publications are his recent Pan-Africanism: A History (Bloomsbury Press, 2018) and as editor, Black British History: New Perspectives (Zed, 2019).

Margaret Busby,OBE was born in Ghana into a family with strong links to the Caribbean. She became Britain's youngest and first black woman publisher when she co-founded Allison & Busby in 1967. Margaret compiled the groundbreaking Daughters of Africa (Jonathan Cape, 1992) and its 2019 sequel New Daughters of Africa (Myriad Editions). Among many honours, Margaret has received the Royal Society of Literature's Lifetime Achievement Benson Medal, the inaugural Africa Writes Lifetime Achievement Award from the Royal African Society and the Henry Swanzy Award for Distinguished Service to Caribbean Letters from the Bocas Literary Festival.

​See our Events page/FaceBook for ticket and venue details and see you there!


See you on 5 December!

Hakim Adi and Margaret Busby: our special guests