The University of Buckingham is honouring Black History Month by encouraging students to share quotes which resonate with them. The quotes were written on a board situated in the Tanlaw building, near the OTM with a marker available for those who wish to participate. Quotes from black artists such as Beyonce and Nas were among those featured. Poignant words of writers and poets also took up space around the flyer urging people to “grab a pen and share their words”.
These words included a quote from the 1992 Nobel Laureate for Literature, Derek Walcott, from his poem Love After Love: “Take down the letters from the bookshelf, the photographs, the desperate notes, peel your own image from the mirror. Sit. Feast on your life.”
Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s words, “You deserve to take up space” were also present.
October marks Black History Month, the annual commemoration of the history, achievements and contributions of black people in the UK.
For the whole month until October 31, events celebrating African and Caribbean cultures and histories will take place around the UK.