Waves Across the South: A New History of Revolution and Empire wins the £25,000 British Academy Book Prize for Global Cultural Understanding 2021

A fresh account of imperial history told from the perspective of the peoples of the global South Cambridge historian Sujit Sivasundaram praised for “spellbinding” work of ingenuity and meticulous research #BritishAcademyBookPrize @BritishAcademy_  17.30h BST Tuesday 26 October, LONDON: Waves Across the South: A New History of Revolution and Empire by Cambridge historian Sujit Sivasundaramis today named […]

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Judges announced for the Portico Prize for Literature

£10,000 award for outstanding Northern writing Judges are Sarah Hall, Momtaza Mehri, Melanie Sykes, Anita Singh and Gary Younge Deadline for submissions: 31 July 2021 The Portico Library in Manchester is pleased to announce the panel of judges for the Portico Prize for Literature, as it opens for entries today, Tuesday 8 […]

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OSHER: My journey to Judaism

By Tetiana Michaels Publication date: 22 April 2021 “The tender story of a woman who feels that in converting to Judaism, she is coming home. A love letter about family, faith and osher – happiness” Sherri Mandell, award-winning author Osher, the Hebrew word for ‘joy, fortunate, blessing’, is the truthful, moving story […]

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Georgia’s Fantastic Tavern: Where Europe Meets Asia

25-28 February 2021 An online festival of Georgian writers from the Caucasus, with music and food, inspired by the café culture of the first democratic republic of 1918-21 Festival marks centenary of Soviet invasion of Georgia and 30th anniversary of independence Katie Melua to open festival with specially recorded song in Georgian […]

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Imperial Intimacies: A Tale of Two Islands by Hazel V. Carby wins the British Academy’s £25,000 Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding 2020

A history of British Empire, told through one woman’s family story “This book, examining the legacies of British imperialism both here and in the island of Jamaica, could not be more timely nor more important.” Professor Sir David Cannadine, Historian and President of the British Academy AlRodhan @BritishAcademy_ 18.30h GMT Tuesday 27 […]

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