PUBLISHING EVENT with Margaret Busby March 17th, 10-11.30am

We are pleased to invite you to an online event with pioneering publisher and editor, Margaret Busby, Leicester -based publisher Farhana Shaikh and DMU alumni, Kimberley Redway. This innovative two-parter event is part panel discussion on publishing, part book club which you can join for FREE.

We are honoured to be joined by:  

Margaret Busby OBE, who became Britain’s youngest and first black woman publisher when she co-founded Allison & Busby in the 1960s and – amongst her many and varied accomplishments – in 2020 served as the Booker Prize Chair of Judges; 

Kimberley Redway, DMU alumnus and celebrated Bloomsbury novelist, who has a new book due out September 2021 and whose initiatives The Gentlemen Press and Coquettish Professional promote the work of young writers/artists, encouraging the next generation to create; 

Farhana Shaikh, who founded The Asian Writer magazine to champion Asian writing, Dahlia Publishing to publish regional and diverse writing and the Leicester Writes Festival to celebrate local Midlands writing talent.

The event will be chaired by Dr. Josie Barnard SFHEA, Subject Head of Creative Writing, De Montfort University

To book a place for this FREE event, please use the following link:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/publishing-a-panel-discussion-and-book-club-tickets-141415027153

The panel discussion on publishing runs from 10-10.45am, with no preparation needed.

The ‘book club’ runs from 10.45-11.30am and the audience are welcome to contribute to discussions of

three selected extracts from New Daughters of Africa

  • Levy, Andrea (2019), from Small Island, in Margaret Busby (ed.) New Daughters of Africa: An International Anthology of Writing by Women of African Descent, Oxford: Myriad editions, pp. 199-202. 
  • Hopkinson, Nalo (2019), ‘Snow Day’, in Margaret Busby (ed.) New Daughters of Africa: An International Anthology of Writing by Women of African Descent, Oxford: Myriad editions, pp. 364-369. 
  • Edugyan, Esi (2019) ‘The Wrong Door: Some Meditations on Solitude and Writing’, in Margaret Busby (ed.) New Daughters of Africa: An International Anthology of Writing by Women of African Descent, Oxford: Myriad editions, pp. 582-586). 

Read these great stories and get involved with the discussion!

New Daughters of Africa is available from: