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We are the largest public celebration of the written word in the world. Every August we bring around 500 writers and thinkers from across the planet together to rub shoulders with you, the audience.
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The world history you thought you knew is wrong. Howard W French’s Born in Blackness presents a new perspective on modern civilisation – from the point of view of Africa and its people. The impetus for the ‘Age of Discovery’ was not Europe’s yearning for ties with Asia, but its urge to trade with rich societies in Africa. Uncomfortable and poignant, this is French’s necessary reframing of world history. Chaired by Olivette Otele…