WOA give you a list of three things you could do for everyday of the working week. There’s no need for you to suffer the Monday Blues: An evening meal at a restaurant you’ve never been to; tickets to the latest shows; or a podcast candidly exploring topical affairs will help you get through your nine-to-five. Read on to find out what we suggest for you to do today.
Watch – House Girl
While staying with her wealthy Aunty Barbara in Accra, Jennifer meets Efua, a very young domestic maid who Aunty Barbara is treating very harshly. Jennifer struggles to suppress her feelings towards Efua’s treatment however she is forced to because of cultural restrictions.
There will be a Q&A with the cast and crew after the screening.
93-95 Mile End Road
Times: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Elephant is a brave and bold debut collection of poetry by Siana Bangura exploring a wide range of subjects from womanhood, Black Feminism, racism, and identity to gentrification, changing urban landscapes, and love inhibited by patriarchal norms. No stone is left unturned. The elephant in the room is finally confronted.
Siana Bangura is a writer and poet hailing from South East London via Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Black people came from all over Europe and Africa and settled in London where their presence is significant but little known. The presence of Africans in England dates back to at least the Roman period when African soldiers who served as part of the Roman army were stationed at Hadrian’s Wall during the 2nd century AD. Septimus Severus, the emperor who was born in Libya, spent his last three years in Britain before he died in York in 211AD.
Check out this list detailing the history of black people in London. If there are things on this list you already know then great; if not then its a good opportunity to learn something new.