Jeffrey Boakye, Aviah Sarah Day, Shanice Octavia McBean, Ione Gamble, Elias Jahshan, Kojo Koram
At 6pm the video for the event will appear just above (where the event banner image is just now) so you can watch things live right here, or loop back to watch the recording later.
The Bread and Roses Award is a book prize with a difference: presented by the Alliance of Radical Booksellers, and without the backing of corporate sponsors, the award seeks to recognise and celebrate excellence in the field of radical political non-fiction.
The Award was established by Housmans in 2012. It has since been run in collaboration with Five Leaves Bookshop and then us at Lighthouse.
From 43 submissions, our panel of judges are thrilled to present a shortlist of 5 titles, and at this event to announce the winner we will hear from the authors and editors of all 5 shortlisted books! Come find out more about 5 tremendous books from those who brought them into the world:
- I Heard What You Said - Jeffrey Boakye - Picador/Pan Macmillan
- Abolition Revolution - Aviah Sarah Day and Shanice Octavia McBean - Pluto Press
- Poor Little Sick Girls - Ione Gamble - Dialogue Books
- This Arab is Queer - ed. Elias Jahshan - Saqi Books
- Uncommon Wealth - Kojo Koram - John Murray Press
This event will last 1hour online, we'll get a wee introduction to each book, an opportunity to ask speakers questions and then we'll announce the 2023 Winner of the Bread & Roses Award live!
- Poor Little Sick Girls : A love letter to unacceptable women
- Gamble, Ione
- Abolition Revolution
- Day, Aviah Sarah, McBean, Shanice Octavia
- This Arab Is Queer : An Anthology by LGBTQ+ Arab Writers
- Jahshan, Elias
- I Heard What You Said : A Black Teacher, A White System
- Boakye, Jeffrey
- Uncommon Wealth : Britain and the Aftermath of Empire
- Koram, Kojo