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Booker winning author Ben Okri a highlight of this year’s Lambeth Black History Month celebrations

Booker prize winning author Ben Okri will be at Brixton Library in October for an evening of discussion about his groundbreaking new series of essays ‘A Time for New Dreams’.

The appearance of the Nigerian born author, who won the Booker Prize for his 1991 novel The Famished Road, will be one of the highlights of this year’s Black History Month celebrations in Lambeth, which once again will see Lambeth libraries buzzing with a range of thought provoking, inspirational and fun events.

Other highlights of this year’s programme, which has been organised by Lambeth Council’s library service, include a discussion on Martin Luther King Jnr, creative writing workshops with top author Courttia Newland, as well as fun and inspiring reading events for children and young people, including a poetry competition and a film production course.

Cllr Florence Nosegbe, Cabinet Member for Culture on Lambeth Council, said: “Black History Month in Lambeth is always a showcase for some truly inspirational creative and artistic talent, and this year is no exception.

“I’m really excited about this year’s line up, which offers a really varied and rich range of events, so I’d urge people to pick up a programme and get involved.”

Organised by Lambeth Council’s library service, all the events are free but booking is essential. You can book by emailing blackhistorymonth@lambeth.gov.uk or telephoning 020 7926 1075

You can download this year’s programme online or pick up a copy in one of the borough’s libraries.

http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/blackhistorymonth

For images and to discuss interview opportunities contact James Savours on 020 7926 2559.

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