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I’m Black, So you Don’t Have To Be

Colin Grant In conversation with Paulette Edwards

Friday 13 October 2023, 18:00 at Millennium Gallery


I’m black, so you don’t have to be,’ Colin Grant’s Uncle Castus told him.  For Colin, born in Britain to Jamaican parents, things were supposed to be different.  If he worked hard his race would become invisible.  The reality turned out to be very different. This unforgettable memoir is told through a series of intimate, intergenerational family portraits.  Each life informs Grant’s own sense of his identity and collectively these stories build into a poignant testimony of the black British experience. 

Paulette Edwards is a presenter and BBC Radio Sheffield broadcaster.

Colin Grant Photo Credit Maya Elsie

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