Black Womantalk Press

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Black Womantalk Press

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Black Womantalk was a publishing co-operative set up by a group of unemployed women of African and Asian descent, who - in their own words - 'felt strongly about creating the space and the means for our voices to be heard'. Black Womantalk primarily focused on organising events and readings led by Black women writers and women writers of colour, as well as publishing several poetry collections.

Members of the co-operative included Gabriela Pearse, Bernadine Evaristo, Olivette Cole Wilson, Da Choong, Sylvia Parker, and others.


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Authority record created by Lucy Brownson on 20/09/2021.


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Julia Chinyere Oparah, Julia Sudbury, 'Other Kinds of Dreams: Black Women's Organisations and the Politics of Transformation' (London: Psychology Press, 1998).
Susan Alice Fisher, 'Judging by the Cover: An Ethnographic Study of Women and Reading' PhD thesis, University College London (n.d. [c.1993])$_SUPP_Library_User%20Services_Circulation_Inter-Library%20Loans_IOE%20ETHOS_ETHOS%20digitised%20by%20ILL_FISCHER,%20S.A.pdf
Black Womantalk, ed., 'Black Women Talk Poetry' (London: Blackwoman Talk Press, 1987).

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