This book of poetry and short stories has been published in aid of Haiti. The launch will take place on Tuesday 26 October, at Ty Crepe, 99 Brixton Hill, London, SW2 1AA - 7pm -10pm.
Expect an evening of explosive performance from many of the contributors - writers and poets.
Sounds like it will be an exciting event, if you pay £10 on the door you will receive a copy of the book. Contributions are most definitely welcome at the door, and you can buy tickets in advance online at www.alimejewel.eventsbot.com
The book includes a foreword by Nii Ayikwei Parkes, the author of the Tail of the Blue Bird.
I had the pleasure of hearing Nii talking about his work and reading both his book and his new poetry, recently at one of Islington's Black History Month events. His work is brilliant, insightful and he's a great performer.
Nii's beautiful quote is included on the flyer promoting the book launch event:
'A Lime Jewel is a love song of prickles and polish, that bristles with the urgency of a town crier, swells with the patience of a mother and hums with the wisdom of a village elder. A Lime Jewel is a dignified way to contribute to the rehabilitation of Haiti...'Other contributors to the book include:
Nadifa Mohamed, Simon Murray, Tolu Ogunlesi, Geoffrey Philip, Bob McNeil, Kamaria Muntu, Sophie Wilson, Christine-Jean Blain, Stacey Lois Howard, Kathuska Jose, Tade Thompson, Ann-Margaret Lim, Stephanie Kemp, Fitzroy Colem Kwame MacPherson, Uche Francis Uwadinachi, Lane Ashfield, Nash Colundalur, Lloyd Akinsanya, writers from the Wappy Collective, Nicole Weaver and Students of Martin Luther King Early College, Denver Colorado, Mbizo Charisha, Alexander Thanni and many more.
Be there and buy your copy or get your copy at the website - www.alimejewel.com
It's a good cause.