Movements like “Why is my curriculum white?” have highlighted just how the UK’s education system excludes the perspectives of people of colour. However, we’re excited to announce that we will be redressing the balance with our year-long literature course.

In partnership with Sharmaine Lovegrove, who is the head of new diversity-focused imprint Dialogue Books, Liberty London (where the course will be held), and Housmans bookshop, ‘Rewriting the Canon’ will allow you to study writers of colour from the past who have paved the way for us to take up space today.

Over the course of 12 months, readers will be given the opportunity to study works on an informal but informative course convened by Sharmaine and there will be special guest authors and speakers throughout the course too.

Titles include Passing by Nella Larsen, Moth Smoke by Mohsin Hamid and Mumbo Jumbo by Ishmael Reed.

The class size will be limited and will give you access to ten sessions, 11 books (all but the first title) and study materials inside of Liberty London, with tea and snacks provided. There will be two sessions held outside of London (cities are TBC and booking will happen separately for these). For those who aren’t able to come along to the class, there will be the opportunity to get involved online and we will be publishing the course list so people can study the books independently.

Please follow this link for details on how to book the year-long course (payments can be taken in quarterly instalments) or in another way to be agreed directly with gal-dem should your application be successful.

We hope to see you there!