08 July 2012
It’s been fourteen years since Jinx\'s mother was brutally stabbed to death in their home in East London. Then, out of nowhere, Lemon arrives on her doorstep. An old friend of her mother’s, he wants to revisit the events leading to that terrible night. Over the course of one weekend they strip away the layers of the past to lay bare a story full of jealousy and tragic betrayal. Narrated with a distinct and fiery spice, Jinx and Lemon must find their own paths to redemption in this stunning debut novel.
25 July 2011
Drawing inspiration from everything from traditional horror movies to the contemporary sophistication of Japanese works in this genre, Newland brings together the literary and the popular in a uniquely Black British mix. In an afterword to these stories, Newland writes of his frustration with the narrow limits imposed by mainstream publishing expectations on African British fiction, trapped between the immigrant ‘Windrush’ novel and the Yardie gangster novel with its American borrowings.
17 April 2011
“This can’t be happening! Not racism. Not in the 21st Century in England. And not in her Majesty’s Prison Service! But it was happening and Olivea had two options: she could either take the constant abuse, ignore the racial comments, and differential treatment in the hope that it would go away or she could stand up to her bullies. In 2008, Olivea chose bravely, and took the Prison Service and her colleagues to court for direct racial discrimination and victimisation. She stood alone to represent herself in a fifteen day hearing and won! This is Olivea’s rare story of victory.”
20 March 2011
I’m walking through Stratford, London when I come across a sista with a beautiful smile offering passerby copies of her music for purchase. I ask her if it has any obscenities, she responds “no” and within minutes I am walking away with a copy of the independently produced CD – Be Free (Tabot Entertainment/Proprioception)
13 August 2010
Dr Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem’s untimely death on African Liberation Day 2009 stunned the Pan-African world. This selection of his Pan-African postcards, written between 2003 and 2009, demonstrates the brilliant wordsmith he was, his steadfast commitment to Pan-Africanism, and his determination to speak truth to power. He was a discerning analyst of developments in the global and Pan-African world and a vociferous believer in the potential of Africa and African people; he wrote his weekly postcards for over a decade. This book demonstrates Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem’s ability to express complex ideas in an engaging manner. The Pan-African philosophy on diverse but intersecting themes presented in this book offers a legacy of his political, social, and cultural thought.