Eric Walrond: panel discussion

Eric Walrond: panel discussion

5th Jun 2016 11am – 12pm

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Eric Walrond, one of only 2 writers buried in Abney Park cemetery, is a long-overlooked black writer who died 50 years ago but whose influence is just being recognised. His biographer, American academic James Davis, talks to Colin Grant (Negro With a Hat, Bageye at The Wheel), Diane Abbott MP and Robin Travis (Prisoner to the Streets) about Walrond’s life: his role in the Harlem Renaissance, his relationship with Marcus Garvey and the factors that led to his until-now relative anonymity.