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Previous Publications


  • Gardens of Others with MADEYOULOOK
    South African artist collaborative MADEYOULOOK invites you into deep listening to the recollections of various gardeners, activists, artists and writers of colour in Britain and South Africa as they share their personal experiences and memories of how they came into relationship with plant life and nature. They place these narratives within the wider historical contexts…
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  • Interrogating collective memory on colonial history with Tender Buttons
    Tender Buttons is a Bristol-based podcast chatting to writers and artists about their ideas, process and politics ? hosted by Jessica Andrews and Jack Young. With Storysmith bookshop, Bristol. storysmithbooks.com. On Twitter @buttons_tender and Instagram @tenderbuttonspodcast. In this episode we chat to Bristol-based writer and researcher Zakiya Mckenzie about decolonising the archives, collective memory and…
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  • Writing Nature: From a Female POV—How it could save the world Panel Discussion
    How do female writers portray nature in works of fiction and essays? How does culture color that perspective? Nature writing has long been the domain of primarily white male writers. Today, women are staking their claim on the genre in original ways. How does their perspective enrich what the Scottish author Kathleen Jamie has called…
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  • Travel writer Nick Hunt on the Grio Sound
    BBC Bristol’s Ujima Pick of the Week with Dj Style and Nia featured a clip from the Grio Sound radio programme, April 2019. On this episode travel/nature writer Nick Hunt joins Zakiya Mckenzie to chat about his treks, work as a writer and his new book work of gonzo ornithology, The Parakeeting of London. Nick is an editor…
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  • Interview with Baroness Valerie Amos
    I Interviewed Baroness Valerie Amos on her visit to Bristol to accept an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Bristol. Amos told me all about her numerous honorary degrees, how they city of Bristol has had an impact on her work and her never-ending love for soca music. Check out my interview in Bristol’s…
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