A portrait of Jason Okundaye. He wears a stripy green and orange jumper and sites on a mustard coloured sofa. A book is on the table in front of him
Books & Debates

Love & Brotherhood in Black Gay Britain

Jason Okundaye
Fri 10 May 2024 , 19:30
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We welcome major new talent, Jason Okundaye, to Brighton Festival.

His astonishing work of social history, Revolutionary Acts: Love & Brotherhood in Black Gay Britain; is marked by resilience and self-determination, inspired by the love and beauty Black men have found within each other.

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 – of nightlife, resistance, political fights, loss, gossip, sex, romance and vulgarity. In this event, we also hear from South London born and bred, Marc Thompson who is an activist, health promotion specialist, podcaster and LGBTQ+ cultural curator. Okundaye relays their stories with rare compassion, listening as they share intimate memories and reflect upon their lives.

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This event will be chaired by Keith Jarrett.

Keith Jarrett is a poet, fiction writer and educator.

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