• Date and time: Monday 10 June 2019, 8.15pm to 9.15pm
  • Location: RCH/037, Ron Cooke Hub, Campus East, University of York (Map)
  • Audience: Open to the public
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

Explore an alternative map of the continent as writer Johny Pitts presents an on-the-ground documentary of areas where Europeans of African descent are juggling their multiple allegiances and forging new identities.

Johny, the author of Afropean: Documenting Black Europe, will take you to places like Cova Da Moura, the Cape Verdean shantytown on the outskirts of Lisbon with its own underground economy, and Rinkeby, the area of Stockholm that is 80 per cent Muslim.  

All the while presenting Afropeans as lead actors in their own story, Johny will also introduce you to the former Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow, where West African students are still making the most of Cold War ties with the USSR, and Clichy Sous Bois in Paris, which gave birth to the 2005 riots.

About the speaker

Johny Pitts is a writer, photographer, and broadcast journalist. He has received various awards for his work exploring African-European identity, including a Decibel Penguin Prize and an ENAR (European Network Against Racism) award. He is the curator of the online journal Afropean.com, part of the Guardian's Africa Network and has collaborated with Caryl Philips on a photographic essay about London's immigrant communities for the BBC and Arts Council.

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Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible