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Formations: The Power of Queer Caribbean Love, a reading and discussion event with Shivanee Ramlochan

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Enjoy a belated Valentine's date with Bonington Gallery and poet Shivanee Ramlochan, focusing on the exploration of queer love and featuring readings from Shivanee's first collection Everyone Know I am a Haunting (2017). This free, online reading and discussion event is part of Formations, an ongoing public events programme in response to Black History Month and the Decolonisation Agenda.

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Bonington Gallery and NTU’s Postcolonial Studies Centre warmly invite all queer lovers, and allied others, to a belated valentine date: diving the depths with Indo-Trinidadian poet Shivanee Ramlochan.

The free, online event will include readings from Ramlochan’s striking first collection Everyone Know I am a Haunting (2017), exclusive new writing and a discussion contextualising queerness and literary Caribbeanness with NTU literary researcher Thomas Lockwood-Moran (Midlands4Cities-funded doctoral candidate). This discussion seeks to invoke public engagement, which will be heartily welcomed, to empower an exploration of queer love —love of others and crucial self-love. Never avoiding the harsh global realities of oppression and its traumas experienced by queer persons, always multiplied for queer persons of colour, this event will consider the literary throb of Ramlochan’s queer heart as a stalwart shield against colonial oppressions past, present and into the future.

Formations

This event is part of Formations, an ongoing public events programme from Bonington Gallery and NTU's Postcolonial Studies Centre in response to Black History Month and the Decolonisation Agenda. Find out more about upcoming Formations events.

Bonington Gallery is part of Curated & Created — NTU's extra-curricular arts programme.

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