Natasha Brown: AssemblyFri 3 Sep, 8am
Available on demand from 8am, 3 Sep to midnight, 15 Sep
Natasha Brown’s Assembly has earned impressive praise as ‘the literary debut of the summer’ (Vogue) and a ‘book that doesn’t just mark the moment things change, but also makes that change possible’ (Ali Smith). She speaks in conversation with Areej Nur about her virtuosic novel, narrated by a Black British woman preparing to attend a lavish party at her boyfriend’s family estate, exploring issues of race, class and assimilation in the shadow of Britain’s colonial legacy.
Natasha Brown has worked in financial services for the last ten years and studied maths at Cambridge University. She developed Assembly after receiving a 2019 London Writers Award in the literary fiction category and lives in London.
Areej Nur is a radio presenter and educator. She is also the co-founder of African artist collective and research platform, Still Nomads.