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Edinburgh International Book Festival
Sun 14 Aug 2022
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Edinburgh International Book Festival 2022

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Malika Booker, Kayo Chingonyi, Salena Godden & Lemn Sissay: The Fire This Time image

When Lemn Sissay’s The Fire People was published in 1998 it brought a group of talented Black British poets to public attention. 24 years on it is being republished.
Kayo Chingonyi’s anthology More Fiya nods to the importance of Sissay’s original work, in what he describes as his ‘dream mixtape’ of work by 35 Black British poets.
Sissay and Chingonyi are joined by poets Malika Booker and Salena Godden to celebrate the power of both books.