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Before I Am Rendered Invisible, with Ros Martin

18 May @ 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm

Ros Martin is a Bristol-based author, spoken word artist and activist. She is an award-winning playwright and film maker, experimental theatre maker and writer in schools. A mother and grandmother, London born of Nigerian and St Lucian parents. Her literary-based artist practice honours and brings to the fore marginalised African diasporan lives, histories and voices.

Her new publication by Arkbound ‘Before I Am Rendered Invisible – Resistance from the Margins’ is an autobiographical archive of performance writings in spoken word, play, pavement chalking, social commentary and memoir emanating out of Bristol over 20 years.

In 2018 Ros was awarded a Cinemaker award for ‘Daughters Of Igbo Woman’ a transnational trilogy of digital films raised with renowned Nigerian writer Akachi Ezeigbo and Sam Osaze , charting the separation of three generations of 18th century African women.

‘Before I am Rendered Invisible’ is more than an artist book, a collection of work, or even – if such a name can be given – an activist memoir. It is a Black Feminist (artistic + activist) celebration, compendium, and a prayer.

‘It must be read by all of those who do and don’t know Ros Martin and her work – by anyone who has an interest in Black Feminism and its Radical Force, wherever it is unleashed.’ Professor Denise Ferreira Da Silva Author of ‘Toward a Global Idea of Race’ and Professor at The Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice at the University of British Columbia.

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18 May
4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
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Bude Literary Festival
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Willoughby Gallery, The Castle
The Castle
Bude, EX238LG United Kingdom
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