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ABOUT NARRATIVE EYE

Narrative Eye is an organisation dedicated to promoting equality and social change through education.  We are dedicated to the production and promotion of creative works that document and challenge the inequalities and injustices faced by African and African Caribbean people in the UK.


We promote the rich cultural and historical contribution made by people of African origin in the UK, through publishing literary works and research, producing plays and films. Our work also includes delivering courses, workshops and seminars on topics such as history, literature, and cultural and social issues.


We are committed to creating new and creative ways that enables African and African Caribbean people to participate fully in society and increase their social mobility, prosperity and employability. We are committed to raising the level of cultural awareness amongst Black Britons to enable them to overcome their social exclusion.


PAST PUBLICATIONS AND PLAYS

We have produced three novels including, Waiting to Explode, The Black Prince, and The Phoenix (which won the 2009 African Achievers award for Communication and Media).  Our writer in residence is the historian and international researcher Onyeka.  He has also produced The Whirlwind and the Storm, a West End theatre production about the life and times of Marcus Garvey. In 2013, Onyeka released his latest work, Blackamoores: Africans in Tudor England, their Presence, Status and Origins.


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We provide tailor-made workshops to the specific needs of beneficiaries. We have presented work to a wide and diverse range of audiences. The majority of our educational work has been with participants from socially deprived communities across the UK with a high proportion of Black residents.

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‘Tokens of Populism, and black history as popcorn fetish’

by

Onyeka Nubia

Company number  04134735

How Africans Shaped Early Modern Europe

Saturday 10th June 10.30am-12pm

On top of the Sinatra Mountains in Lisbon, Portugal the Castelo dos Mouros (Castle of the Moors) dominates the surrounding area. The castle was built in the 8th century CE by the Moors as a religious centre and military outpost. 

The Moors ruled parts of the Iberian Peninsula (Spain/ Portugal) for over 700 years and their vibrant culture, with advancements in literature, language and learning had a profound effect on Western European cultures, sic. the European Renaissance (rebirth). 

How and why were such achievements relegated to the footnote of history?

Join the historian Onyeka as he explores how Africans shaped early modern Europe during the History in Action series at the University of Huddersfield.

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