Book Event

Black Tudors (e)Black Britain

June Sarpong and Miranda Kaufmann

Sat 14th Oct 2017, 1.30-2.45pm

William Morris Tent, Festival Site


Miranda Kaufmann reveals the absorbing stories of some of the Africans who lived free in Tudor England and brings their stories viscerally to life with unprecedented insight. A groundbreaking, seminal work, Black Tudors challenges the accepted narrative that racial slavery was all but inevitable.

From TV presenter June Sarpong MBE, comes an intelligent and empowering polemic which argues the case for how limited we are by social division while inspiring us to make a change. In Diversify, June puts the spotlight on marginalised groups and reveals how a lack of inclusivity limits our economy, our society, and us as individuals. With never-before-published research from Oxford University and inspiring stories from around the globe.

June Sarpong has enjoyed a 15-year career which has already seen her become one of the most recognizable faces of British television. She has interviewed everyone – from Nelson Mandela to Tony Blair to 50 Cent.

We expect the event to provide a lively discussions around minority groups both historic and present.

Miranda and June will be in conversation with Judith Bryan, Creative Writing Lecturer, University of Roehampton. Judith Bryan’s work includes Bernard and the Cloth Monkey (Saga Prize 1997).

[NB: This event now runs at 75mins. Original tickets are still valid]

judithbryan(e)Miranda Kaufmann (e)June Sarpong (e)Diversify (e)

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