Black Voices, Black Lives 
Friday 29th - Saturday 30th October, 2021

A two-day series of events exploring the expression and articulation of black experience from different historical, cultural and creative perspectives.

Featuring talks and a panel discussion from:
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Leila Aboulela, ‘Decolonising the Tragic Victorian Hero: A Fictional Recounting, from a Sudanese Perspective, of Gordon of Khartoum’

Maisha Wester, ‘Black Voices Speaking Back’

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Sophie White, ‘Voices of the Enslaved: Silence and Eloquence’

Download the Programme here: 

Co-Hosted by The Centre for the Novel and

WORD Centre for Creative Writing

at the University of Aberdeen, UK

This will be a combination of online and in-person events (circumstances permitting). If you would like to be kept informed about this event, please email