UK-based Social Enterprise Uncovers The Hidden History of The Blackamoores

In April 2017 Narrative Eye will be presenting a series of events which aims to educate and inspire people to interact with the hidden yet fascinating history of England. The Blackamoores series has been focused on promoting the organisation’s resident author Onyeka Nubia’s book, Blackamoores: Africans in Tudor England, Their Presence, Status and Origins, as well as work surrounding the African contribution to the World Wars through the Empire Needs Men project.

The Blackamoores events in April are run as part of the Cityread London campaign which is a celebration of the power of reading to bring communities together. It is celebrated every April, across all of London’s thirty-three boroughs, with libraries at its heart and will encourage people from all backgrounds to unite, learn, and participate. This year, Narrative Eye’s author-in-residence Onyeka will be delivering three talks based on his research in Blackamoores: Africans in Tudor England, Their Presence, Status and Origins.

Narrative Eye was born in 2001 as an organisation dedicated to promoting equality and social change through education. The social enterprise is dedicated to the production and promotion of creative works that document and challenge the inequalities and injustices faced by African and African Caribbean people in the UK.

Blackamoores in Tudor England – Illuminating a Hidden Time
Tuesday 18th April 2017
Library @ The Curve –  William Street, Slough SL1 1XY

Blackamoores and Tudor England – The Untold History of an Influential Era
Tuesday 25th April 2017
The Library at Willesden Green, 95 High Road, Willesden, London, NW10 2SF

Shakespeare’s other countrymen: ‘Blackamoore wenches’ and Barbary African ‘king children’ in Tudor England
Sunday 30th April 2017
Phoenix Cinema – 52 High Road, East Finchley, London N2 9PJ