Negritude

The second of our debate programmes, Negritude is new for 2019/2020 and is one of our most ambitious projects to date. In the 1930s and 1940s, the artistic achievements of black writers in Paris propelled black thought, literature, and cultural identity into the forefront of the European intellectual and literary scene. We call this movement Negritude, and its champions used their works as a way to explore the African diaspora’s cultural, economic, social and political values as a whole.

The Opal22 Arts and Edutainment Negritude programme will be a yearly programme designed to get young people interested in debate, literary analysis and interpretation, and the importance of understanding and integrating the views of people from different cultural backgrounds. Participants will have the chance to take part in online conferences with leading experts in the field as well as meet famous authors such as Patrice Lawrence, Catherine Johnson, Alex Wheatle, Bali Rai, Courtia Newland, and others.  Leicester’s Central Library will again play host to the debate series

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Participants will have the chance to take part in online conferences with leading experts in the field as well as meet famous authors such as Patrice Lawrence, Catherine Johnson, Alex Wheatle, Bali Rai, Courtia Newland, and others. Leicester’s Central Library will again play host to the debate series.

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Negritude Project

Join our Online Book Club

Book clubs are the perfect way to keep reading, talk about what you're reading, and make friends with other readers.

For £5 a month you will recieve a starter pack which will include a bookmark, pen and note pad. You will get a books voucher every three months, weekly online workshops, which will encourgae the member to relay what has been read in an artistic format, links to Google Classrooms and Meets, and a space for member to post their feedback and updates.

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