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Home Is Not A Place

Home Is Not A Place

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Home is the friendships we forge, the people we can count on, the people we know love us as we are, the people who keep loving and accepting us even when we mess up. Acclaimed poet Roger Robinson and award-winning author and photographer Johny Pitts have joined forces to explore this issue in their stunning new book, Home Is Not A Place.

S. Eliot Poetry Prize-winning text, this contains eye/mind-opening ekphrastic pieces which ponder the representation of Blackness in Art; from Turner to Sidibé. Pitts has contributed words and images for The Guardian, The New Statesman, The New York Times, and Condé Nast Traveller. Pitt's photos capture the beauty of Black British culture ' Dazed - Praise for Afropean by Johny Pitts Winner of the Jhalak Prize 'A revelation' Owen Jones 'Afropean seizes the blur of contradictions that have obscured Europe's relationship with blackness and paints it into something new, confident and lyrical' Afua Hirsch A Guardian, New Statesman and BBC History Magazine Best Book of 2019 - Praise for A Portable Paradise by Roger Robinson WINNER OF THE TS ELIOT POETRY PRIZE 2019 WINNER OF THE RSL ONDAATJE PRIZE 2020 'Ranging from the most breath-taking poems about the Grenfell Tower fire to the most exquisitely moving poems about the premature birth of his son, who had to fight for his life in an incubator. The founder of the online journal and author of Afropean: Notes from Black Europe, Mr Pitts spent more than a decade documenting the black experience in Europe. Pitts has created rooms representative of the past, present and future by merging objects from his childhood home with cultural influences from across the globe, underpinned by the ideas of seminal Black thinkers.Use QuoteFancy Studio to create high-quality images for your desktop backgrounds, blog posts, presentations, social media, videos, posters and more. When most people think of home, they envision a structure, a shelter from the elements, a place where they run to for comfort and safety. This is a book I have been waiting for' Caleb Azumah Nelson, Costa Book Award-winning author of Open Water ' Rich and evocative . Roger Robinson won the 2019 TS Eliot Prize for Poetry and the 2020 RSL Ondaatje prize for A Portable Paradise. As part of the Friends of Europe thinktank’s European Young Leaders 2022 programme, Johny has been selected as one of the next generation of young leaders involved in shaping Europe’s future.

The Fellowship is a collaboration between The Ampersand Foundation and Photoworks, kindly supported by Spectrum Photographic and Arts Council England. What is it like to be black in Britain today, particularly if you live outside of the urban, metropolitan centres?

Home could be a lone beach in the middle of nowhere, or a sun you’ve watched set over the same horizon all your life.

For all ebook purchases, you will be prompted to create an account or login with your existing HarperCollins username and password. Too often, that is where the history told about Black Britain begins and ends – but Robinson and Pitts continued out of London, following the coast clockwise through Margate to Land’s End, Bristol to Blackpool, Glasgow to John O’Groats and Scarborough to Southend on Sea. PLEASE NOTE: Concessionary rates apply to under 21s, full time students, registered unemployed and registered disabled – just show us proof of status. He is the lead vocalist and lyricist for King Midas Sound and has also recorded solo albums with Jahtari Records. Roger is co-founder of both Spoke Lab and the international writing collective Malika’s Poetry Kitchen.

The recipient of the inaugural Ampersand/ Photoworks Fellowship, his photography has been exhibited at Foam (Amsterdam), E-Werk (Freiburg) and the Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago). Sometimes home is just knowing we are loved, and we have loved, and other times it is fighting for love. Home is Not a Place’ is a collaborative work uniting photography, poetry and select prose; this collection potently capturing a psychogeography of Black Britain—from Glasgow to Margate, comprised of both positive and negative exposures—with its aperture fully open to the synergy and synchronicity of Black joy. Johny Pitts is the curator of the ENAR (European Network Against Racism) award-winning online journal ‘Afropean’ and the author of ‘Afropean: Notes From Black Europe’.

They travelled to document and respond to the many manifestations of black British culture, and to present an alternative to media narratives. And while you may long for it when you’re away, you long only for elements of it, you long for the way you feel at or in it. They began in London and followed the river Thames east towards Tilbury, where the Empire Windrush docked in 1948. The front and middle rooms of the gallery evoke the feeling of an open plan, communal area, bright and convivial, offering a space to chat and share ideas.

As soon as feelings of anxiety, worry, anger, frustration, disappointment or discomfort enter the scene, it tells me that my spirit may be trying to communicate with me. You’d been housing yourself all along and just needed to leave the confines of roots to truly feel at home.

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