African Europeans, with Olivette Otele21 Oct 2020 – 18.30 - 19.30
Professor Olivette Otele traces a long African European heritage through the lives of individuals both ordinary and extraordinary. She uncovers a forgotten past, from Emperor Septimius Severus, to enslaved Africans living in Europe during the Renaissance, and all the way to present-day migrants moving to Europe’s cities. By exploring a history that has been long overlooked, she sheds light on questions very much alive today—on racism, identity, citizenship, power and resilience.
African Europeans is a landmark account of a crucial thread in Europe’s complex history. It is published by Hurst and is available to buy from our friends at Waterstones. “European History is not complete without this book” (Bonnie Greer).
Hosted as an online event on the Crowdcast platform and also live-streamed to Facebook.