'London is the Place for Me' - The Story of Kitch, with Anthony Joseph

Join us at the GPI on Thursday 12 July when Anthony Joseph will read from his new work 'Kitch A Fictional Biography of a Calypso Icon' (Peepal Tree Press) and sit in discussion with Nicole-Rachelle Moore. The novel looks at the life of Trinidadian calypsonian Lord Kitchener who arrived in England in 1948 on the SS Empire Windrush and who immediately delighted and intrigued with his now famous song 'London is the Place for Me'. Drawing on the people and the politics of the time, Joseph offers us a fascinating, lyrical tale of a man who would become a master calypsonian and a beloved cultural legend in the Caribbean, West Africa and the UK.

Anthony Joseph has been described as 'the leader of the black avant-garde in Britian'. He is an academic, musician, novelist  and poet who is currently the Colm Toibin Writing Fellow at the University of Liverpool. 

Nicole-Rachelle Moore is a free lance educator and writer in Caribbean culture and the arts. She is the GPI's part-time Administrator. 

 

Entrance: £5.00. Tickets are available at the door or contact the GPI to reserve a seat. Pay in advance by cheque or on the GPI website with Paypal.

Address: 76 Stroud Green Road London N4 3EN  Contact: 0207 272 8915/4889 /info@georgepadmoreinstitute.org/www.georgepadmoreinstitute.org

This event has been curated by the George Padmore Institute and Speaking Volumes Live Literature Productions. 

Date: 
Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 19:00 to 21:00
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