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African Europeans – Professor Olivette Otele

Sat. 30 October 2021 at 20:00

Free

In this pre-recorded reading, Olivette Otele traces a long African European heritage through the lives of individuals both ordinary and extraordinary. Uncovering a forgotten past, and exploring a history that has been long overlooked, Olivette sheds light on questions very much alive today – on racism, identity, and citizenship.

Part of Black Women Write Now curated by Désirée Reynolds at Off the Shelf Festival.

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