Film and Literature

Alex Haley

Haley was an American writer and the author of the 1976 book Roots: The Saga of an American Family.

Alex Wheatle MBE

Alex Wheatle MBE is a British novelist, who was sentenced to a term of imprisonment after the 1981 Brixton riots in London.

Aminatta Forna OBE

The Devil that Danced on the Water (2002), Forna’s first book, received wide critical acclaim across the UK and the US. It was broadcast on…

Angela Wynter

She is known for her role as Yolande Trueman in the BBC soap opera EastEnders, appearing from 2003 to 2008

Ayuba Suleiman Diallo

He is notable for his success in gaining his freedom, and his production of Arabic texts in England in the early eighteenth century.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

She is a writer and a feminist. Her novels not only tell great stories but change your perspective of life. She writes about a vast…

Chinua Achebe

Achebe was a Nigerian novelist, poet, and critic who is regarded as the dominant figure of modern African literature. His first novel and magnum opus,…

Chiwetel Ejiofor

Chiwetel is an English actor, writer and director. Throughout his career he has won several awards and nominations. He is especially known for his role…

David Oyelowo OBE

Oyelowo is a British American actor, director and producer of Nigerian descent. His accolades include a Critics’ Choice Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and…

Gwendolyn Brooks

She won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry on 1 May 1950, for Annie Allen, making her the first African American to receive a Pulitzer Prize.

Ignatius Sancho

Sancho was a writer, composer, shopkeeper and abolitionist.

Jamie Foxx

Jamie Foxx is an American actor, comedian, and singer. In 1991, he joined the cast as a featured player in the sketch comedy show In…
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