Margaret Busby in conversation with Désirée Reynolds
Sat, 30 October 6:30pm
A woman of firsts, editor, writer and broadcaster Margaret Busby became Britain’s youngest and first Black woman book publisher, when she co-founded Allison & Busby with Clive Allison in 1967. Though A&B did not exclusively publish Black authors, they were a major catalyst for bringing the work of several writers from the African Diaspora to critical public attention. Busby’s play based on C.L.R. James’s Minty Alley won a Commission for Racial Equality Race in the Media Award. She has also penned lyrics for jazz standards such as Sergio Mihanovich’s Some Time Ago. Passionate about women’s writing, in 1992 Busby edited a seminal work Daughters of Africa: An International Anthology of Words and Writings by Women of African Descent.
Hear this Doyenne of Black British publishing talk about her remarkable life and career.
Part of Black Women Write Now curated by Désirée Reynolds