Readings and reflection led by Sarah Gwonyoma of WhatSarahReadNext on books from the Up In Arms Library; ‘Girl, Woman, Other’ Bernardine Evaristo and ‘We Are Not Like Them’ by Christine Pride and Jo Piazza.

About Sarah Gwonyoma:

Having quit a 20-year career in International Development, Sarah has parlayed her passion for books and reading into a hugely popular online presence (@whatsarahreadnext). As well as hosting her own podcast (SHELF ABSORBED) featuring book reviews and interviews with authors (recent guests include Annie McManus, Musa Okwonga and 2021 Booker Prize Winner Douglas Stuart), Sarah is also regularly interviewed about her life and work on various platforms and was Guest Speaker at Fearne Cotton’s ‘Happy Place Festival’ in 2022z

A vivacious & charismatic presenter, Sarah has a gift for bringing books to life and authors out of their shells, and is fast becoming a key voice in the world of words.

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Douglas Stuart. Nadia Owusu. Dawnie Walton. Annie MacManus. Anna Whitehouse. Nana Kwame. Aja Barber. Tetyana Denford. Deesha Philyaw. Sarah Winman. Meg Mason. Natasha Lunn. Cherie Jones. Nikki May. Bexy Cameron. Sareeta Domingo. Neema Sha. Buki Papillon. Hala Alyan. Rosie Green. Robert Jones Jr. Mateo Askaripour. Francisco Garcia. Musa Okwonga. Kate Reed – Petty. Vera Chok. Elizabeth Nyamayaro, Rebecca Ward, Kate Sawyer, Marie Claire Amuah