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Black History Month 2021

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De Montfort University (DMU) is proud to be hosting a series of events in honour of Black History Month. The events will look at some of the issues facing the black community today and celebrate the contributions that African, Caribbean and Asian people have made to society.

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45 Black and Asian films

For Black and South Asian History Month, we have collated a list of films and TV series that feature some of the best stories, actors and directors from the diasporas. Keep a look out for themes of social justice and identity, as well as intersectional topics of race, gender and sexuality. A special emphasis has been put on Black British films and actors, as we display the best of what the UK has to offer.

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Book recommendations

Join us this October for a celebration and exploration of fiction, non-fiction and poetry by writers and journalists of African, Caribbean and South Asian heritage.

We’re excited to announce that alongside this, newly-opened independent bookshop Fox Books (St. Martin’s Square, Leicester) will be offering a 10% discount on all purchases made by DMU staff and students throughout October 2021. A display of books by Black British authors will also be featured in store over the course of the month.

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Ten Black and South Asian Leicester restaurants

One of the best ways to experience another culture is through food! As such, we have created a list of the top ten local restaurants and takeaways from Black and South Asian descent, all suggested from personal recommendations. With a mouth-watering list of options – from Caribbean, Indian ‘create your own’ and Asian fusion cuisine - we encourage you to eat your way around Leicester throughout the month of October!

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