BBP Introduction

Black British Perspectives is an initiative that is exploring the notion of an African and African Caribbean Canon and the environments needed for this sector of the arts ecology to thrive.  It is creating a body of work that will… read more...


SABLE LitMag  conceived of the Black British Perspectives Project to research and archive the ‘invisible’ achievements of people of African and Asian descent in the arts sector in Britain; this aligned with the Arts Council’s Creative Case strategy.  A meeting… read more...


A list of material in the BBP section intended to be constantly updated.… read more...

Published literature

Styles of dress are constructions of self through the assemblage of garments, accessories and beauty regimes that may, or may not, be in fashion at the time of use. Which in turn becomes part of the process of self-telling. To discuss issues around dress styles is to engage with objects that touch a body, an individual, a group, a society, a culture, here discussed with regards to black people in Britain. Read more


View highlights from our Inspired Talks series as Jazzie B, the founder of Soul II Soul discusses leadership in the arts as well as other extracts and full length panel discussions with and about Black British artists working in literature, music, visual arts, performance and style.


Listen to Booker prize winning author, Ben Okri in conversation with Brenda Emmanus in our Inspired Talks series, as well as other conversations with Black British artists working in literature, music, visual arts, performance and style.


Find out about future events (information on past events can go under links/sourced material)… read more...

Be involved

We welcome submissions to this project if you would like your work to be included or if you are interested in hosting one of our events at your institution or festival.… read more...

Sourced Material

Find links to material available online. We welcome suggestions for material that can be included.

Please send any information/suggestions to Koye Oyedeji the BBP editor