Join us for a special discussion with Jason Okundaye, author of Revolutionary Acts, in conversation with poet and director, Caleb Femi. There will be an audience Q&A and the opportunity to get copies signed after the event.
In his debut Revolutionary Acts: Love and Brotherhood in Black Gay Britain, Jason Okundaye meets an elder generation of Black gay men and finds a spirited community full of courage, charisma and good humour, hungry to tell its past. Through his conversations with these men, he traces their journeys and arrivals to South London through the seventies, eighties and nineties to the present day, seeking to reconcile the Black and gay narratives of Britain.
Attendees can purchase a copy of Revolutionary Acts from the Round Table Books pop-up, and there will be a book signing.
Please note: Doors open at 3.15 pm and the talk starts promptly at 3.30 pm.
Jason Okundaye was born in 1997 in South London, where he remains. His essays and features have been published in the Guardian, Evening Standard, British GQ, and the London Review of Books, amongst others. Revolutionary Acts is his first book.
Caleb Femi is a poet and director raised on the North Peckham estate in South London. He has written and directed short films for the BBC, Channel 4, Bottega Veneta and Louis Vuitton, and has been featured in the Dazed 100 list of the next generation shaping youth culture.
His debut collection, Poor, was published in 2020 by Penguin Press. A former Young People’s Laureate, Caleb won the Forward Prize for the best first collection in 2021, and has been shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize (2021), and longlisted for the Jhalak Prize (2021). His next collection, The Wickedest, will be published by 4th Estate in 2024.
About the book
This event features as part of a one-day launch to celebrate the publication of Revolutionary Acts: Love and Brotherhood in Black Gay Britain. An astonishing work of social history which captures Black gay Britain in inimitable detail.