Word of Colour


November 21st, 2019

Rising star Chinonyerem Odimba's latest play Unknown Rivers, puts black girls' friendship and healing from trauma at its centre. Review by Chama Kay.

October 13th, 2019

American playwright Katori Hall’s 2014 piercingly atmospheric play Our Lady of Kibeho returns to the UK for a fresh run at Theatre Royal Stratford...

October 11th, 2019

Joy Francis applauds Bernardine Evaristo's Booker Prize 2019 winning novel Girl, Woman, Other.

September 27th, 2019

Reshma Ruia is impressed with Nayrouz Qarmout's multiple award-winning The Sea Cloak and Other Stories on Palestinan lives.

September 18th, 2019

Words of Colour is excited to announce that award-winning author Irenosen Okojie is our first writer in residence from October 2019.

September 13th, 2019

Chiaroscuro by Jackie Kay, marks director Lynette Linton’s first production as artistic director of Bush Theatre.

August 29th, 2019

Tamera Heron reviews Branden Jacobs-Jenkins award-winning play which deals with issues of race and responsibility.

August 27th, 2019

Korantema Anyimadu speaks about the importance of representation, and why she created the 'Black Hair and Heritage' project.

August 27th, 2019

Sophie Jai reviews literary novel Celestial Bodies, an intergenerational narrative exploring love, loss and identity.