New book club platforms and prioritises queer and black writers

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Since the coming to prominence of the BLM movement in 2020, all creative sectors have undergone varying degrees of self examination about questions of representation, access and inclusion. Literature has felt a particularly closed shop, a state of affairs addressed by the PRIM platform – founded in London by K Bailey Obazee and described as ‘a space for Black existence, showcasing the varying mediums used for storytelling in one place.’ They also host the monthly OKHA book club foregrounding queer and Black authors, along with panel discussions, Q&As, and many other cultural events from short films and art shows to musical performance.

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