Wilton's

Nobody Knows my Name presented by Poet in the City

14th September . 7.30pm .
£10 - 17 full price, £8 - 15 concessions

A night of live poetry and discussion in tribute to the multifaceted artist that was James Baldwin, exploring the failure of the media to recognise his life’s work beyond the singular narrative of the Black experience in America.  

A novelist, playwright, poet and essayist, James Baldwin was a writer of considerable talent. Baldwin broke new literary ground with his vivid and relentless explorations of racial and social issues, however he felt strongly that his work should not be exclusively defined by his identity. The implications of being viewed as a voice for a whole race weighed heavily on him and during his lifetime, he deliberately strove to position himself and his writing outside of the African-American bracket.

Join us for a discussion featuring speakers deeply influenced by Baldwin, along with live readings of some of his most interesting poems, essays and works by contemporary poets he inspired. We'll hear from scholar, writer, publisher and editor Dr. Michelle Asantewa and poets Dean Atta and Keith Jarrett.



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