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Smoke Screen

21 November, 2020, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This is an online event.

What is the aroma of colonialism? In this event you will be introduced to the pungent history of tobacco cultivation and trade, slavery and colonialism, by academic Professor Nick Ridout from Queen Mary University of London. Learn about the Atlantic Slave Trade and the interlinked histories of tobacco cultivation and export in the USA and the UK. Guyanese and Scottish poets Sandra Agard and Miriam Nash will guide you in an at home smelling workshop. Experience the aromas involved in the brutal tobacco trade and discover how creating poems helps process and articulate complex emotions about identity and our relationship to this aromatic and addictive product with a problematic past and future.

This event is part of the series ‘Poetry Versus Colonialism’ which is part of the Queen Mary, University of London Being Human series ‘Navigating New Worlds’.

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Contact email address

p.woods@qmul.ac.uk

Booking required?

Yes


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Date:
21 November, 2020
Time:
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/smoke-screen-the-smell-of-colonialism-tickets-117736885193

Venue

Online: Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road
London, London E1 4NS
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Website:
https://www.qmul.ac.uk/

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Is booking required?
Yes
If your event is part of a series, please put the series title here
POETRY V. COLONIALISM
Contact email address
p.woods@qmul.ac.uk
Event partners
N/A
Region
London
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Jaskirat Singh Bawa, Share Alike 2.0 2009