Corinne Fowler: Embracing her slave owner heritage

By Max Ashforth and Emily Herbert The contentious work of a Leicester professor looking at the history of slavery in the UK countryside has caused controversy and was discussed at the Leicester Literary Festival this week. Professor of Postcolonial Literature at the University of Leicester, Corinne Fowler, specialises in rural Britain’s colonial relations, and herContinue reading “Corinne Fowler: Embracing her slave owner heritage”

Booker Prize-winner to join Literary Leicester Festival

By Max Ashforth and Emily Herbert Booker Prize-winning author Marlon James is the star of┬áthis year’s Literary Leicester Festival, which launches on Wednesday March 17. The University of Leicester’s annual festival of literature, featuring free lectures, talks, readings and workshops for all ages, also involves a host of interesting and controversial writers. Literary Leicester, oneContinue reading “Booker Prize-winner to join Literary Leicester Festival”