We have created a (non-exhaustive) map of Black and Black British authors and bookshops from all over the UK.
The map is a way of sharing and promoting Black British stories and voices. Authors highlighted include Connecting Stories supporters Danielle Jawando, Rebecca Henry, and Jeffrey Boakye.
This map was created as part of the Connecting Stories campaign and in support of the Black British Book Festival in Birmingham.
On the day, copies of the Connecting Stories Birmingham anthology, The Sound of Everything by Rebecca Henry, and The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas were handed out to festival goers at the Birmingham Stories stall.
In support of the Connecting Stories campaign and Birmingham Stories, author Yassmin Abdel-Magied, joined a panel event entitled: 21st century Black representation in books, chaired by Aliyah Hasinah. Other panellists included Aniefiok Ekpoudom, Robyn Travis, and Ify Adenuga.