Prepare to meet a major new talent. Jason Okundaye has written a ground-breaking, astonishing work of social history which captures the lives of Black, gay Britain like never before.
In Revolutionary Acts, Okundaye meets an elder generation of Black gay men and finds a spirited community full of courage, charisma and good humour, hungry to tell its past – of nightlife, resistance, political fights, loss, romance and vulgarity.
This landmark book renders a singular portrait of Britain from the perspective of those buffeted by the winds of marginalisation and discrimination. It is a portrait marked by resilience and self-determination, inspired by the love and beauty Black men have found in each other.
Jason will be in conversation with the remarkable Rachel Connolly. Rachel’s debut novel Lazy City announced a sparkling new voice to watch, a stunning portrait of modern Belfast and the aftermath of personal disaster. Rachel also writes essays, reviews, profiles and features for the New York Times Magazine, New York Magazine and The Guardian among others.