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Home Is Not A Place

Home Is Not A Place

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Pitts invites you to come in, take a seat and feel right at home - to experience what home means to him - whether you’re flicking through family photo albums, chatting and sharing ideas, or listening to pirate radio playlists from Pitts’ 1980s youth. Home Is Not a Place is the spectacular result of the journey they documented: a free-form composition of photography, poetry and essays that offers a book-length reflection upon Black Britishness – its complexity, strength and resilience – at the start of a new decade. 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.

By bidding on, or purchasing this item, you are agreeing to us sharing your name and address details with that 3rd party supplier to allow us to fulfil our contractual obligations to you. And that was solidified tonight as I watched an amazing Florida sunset light the sky on fire with yellow, pink and purple. This is a book I have been waiting for' Caleb Azumah Nelson, Costa Book Award-winning author of Open Water ' Rich and evocative . Home is a reminder to smile, a reminder that there may be turmoil in the world, but you have a peace in you, and so you have a home.

They encountered Black British culture overlooked in official narratives, alongside the history of Empire and transatlantic slavery, to which every Briton is tethered. In 2021, acclaimed poet Roger Robinson and award-winning author and photographer Johny Pitts drove around the UK coast to find out what it is like to be black in Britain today if you live outside the urban metropolitan centres. Running from Friday 18 November to the following Sunday 27 November 2022, Folkestone Book Festival will present a celebration of writing, reading, thinking and debate. Late last year, I spent sometime in the United States of America, during that time, I went to Puerto Rico for a weekend.

In 2020 the book won the Jhalak Prize and the Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing and is the recipient of the 2021 Leipzig Book Award for European Understanding. Home is knowing we always have somewhere to run to, and we’ll be just fine, because home is within us.

Product arrived matching the specifications I requested but also matched the photographs and item description. This exhibition is infused with the Japanese architectural ideas of the ‘personal utopia’; a haven where one seeks respite from the difficulties of the outside world.

S. Eliot Prize 2019, The RSL Ondaatje Prize 2020 and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.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.

You’d been housing yourself all along and just needed to leave the confines of roots to truly feel at home. 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’. There where your mind is free to wander or stay, there where your feet aren’t afraid to admit they are worn out. Johny Pitts' Afropean: Notes from Black Europe was published last year to critical acclaim, and was recently awarded the 2020 Jhalak Prize.He is the lead vocalist and lyricist for King Midas Sound and has also recorded solo albums with Jahtari Records. Following the coast clockwise, together they set out to document and respond to the many manifestations of Black British culture, and to present an alternative to official and media narratives.



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