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Colin Grant

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Colin Grant is a historian, author and BBC producer. His books include Negro with a Hat, a biography of Marcus Garvey; I and I The Natural Mystics Marley, Tosh and Wailer; and his latest, A Smell of Burning: the Story of Epilepsy. Grant’s memoir of growing up in a Caribbean family in 1970s suburbia, Bageye at the Wheel, was shortlisted for the PEN/Ackerley Prize. He has written numerous BBC radio documentaries including A Fountain of Tears, focusing on the last days of Federico Garcia Lorca. He is a regular contributor to the Guardian and Granta Magazine and is a tutor of Creative Writing at Arvon and City University. 


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  • Breaking Ground: International Showcases Celebrating British Diversity in Literature

    Wednesday14:30 - 15:3015 Mar 2017

    Gallery Suite, Room 2, Grand Hall Gallery

    2017 marks a time of change across the world as borders close and barriers go up. Yet populations continue to move and to diversify communities and societies ar...

    • Language: English

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