Karibee Books: An Afternoon with Siana Bangura

This weekend Siana took part in the Litro Weekender! She hosted a poetry hour in which she was in conversation with guests about the themes in her debut collection of poetry, ‘Elephant’ and also ran a marvellous Litro Women’s Hour with Irenosen Okojie and Frances Mensah Williams.

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Many thanks to Karibee Books for coming along and reflecting on the session:

On Sunday, May 28th in the cosy basement of the Waterstones on Tottenham Court road, Siana Bangura read from and discussed her debut book, Elephant.

As a standard fiction novel reader, a poetry hour event isn’t my usual cup of tea. However, when I came across the promotion for this event I was curious to discover what the world of poetry had to offer and so I got my tickets and journeyed to central London for my induction into the world of poetry.

The poetry hour was part of a string of events hosted by the Litro Weekender Magazine for their World Series instalment; a weekend dedicated to the cultural and literary landscapes of Ghana and Nigeria. After a warm welcome from Catherine of Litro Magazine and a chat with the bubbly Siana, we settled down to enjoy the hour.

Read the full blog post HERE.

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Siana Bangura

Siana Bangura is a writer, poet, performer and producer hailing from South East London. She is the author of critically acclaimed debut collection, 'Elephant', a book of poetry meditating on Black British womanhood and life growing up in London and the founder and former editor of No Fly on the WALL. Siana is the producer of '1500 & Counting', a documentary film investigating deaths in custody in the UK. With experience in indie publishing, journalism, and campaigns under her belt, Siana’s wide portfolio of work focuses on bringing voices on the margins to the centre. To find out more about Siana's work visit: www.sianabangura.com And catch her tweeting at @Sianaarrgh