Race equality at Surrey

Sharing staff, student and alumni perspectives and understanding of racism, and their process of learning and unlearning in moving towards an anti-racist society

Let’s talk about… Girl, Woman, Other

The SEED Network regularly select a book to read and discuss. Last month we chose Girl, Woman, Other by Anglo-Nigerian writer Bernardine Evaristo (https://bevaristo.com/girl-woman-other/), co-winner of the Booker Prize 2019 alongside Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments. The book features 12 female characters that all have their unique voices showing multicultural sensitivity, struggle, love, joy and different […]

Reflecting on previous publications

David Olusoga has offered the foreword to a republished memoir : The Interesting Narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano. Visit The Guardian article David Olusoga: ‘Black people were told that they had no history’ | David Olusoga | The Guardian to read reflections on what this republished work matters.

Black History Month

Every year, in the month of October the UK celebrates Black History Month reflecting on the lived experiences of the black community. Launched in 1987, the event was initiated by Ghanaian born Akyaaba Addai-Sebo, a projects officer for Greater London Council. African American historian Carter G Woodson originated the idea of celebrating the achievements of […]

How racial injustice is revisited in modern writing

The SEED community wanted to discuss historical situations that have changed the way different racial groups are viewed. Although a difficult read in terms of the topic, Colston Whitehead’s Underground Railroad novel has been a best seller since its debut in 2016. Now also an Amazon Prime series directed by Oscar winning director Barry Jenkins […]

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