Recording of Dr Sunny Singh's address to the 'Race in Britain' conference on 1 November 2018, at Cumberland Lodge
Listen to the writer and storyteller, Dr Sunny Singh, speaking to delegates at our 'Race in Britain: Inequality, Identity, Belonging' conference for 10 minutes on 1-2 November 2018.
Sunny spoke during a session on 'The Role of the Past on Race and Identity Today'. The Principal of Cumberland Lodge, Ed Newell, posed the question: 'What, if any, is the ongoing relevance of Britain's colonial history for issues of race, identity and citizenship today?'
The roundtable conference was held in partnership with race equality think tank, the Runnymede Trust, which marks its 50th anniversary this year.
Sunny is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning writer of fiction and creative non-fiction, and an academic based at London Metropolitan University. Her short stories have been published by prestigious international literary journals including The Drawbridge, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine and World Literature Today. Her creative nonfiction has been published across the world in key journals and anthologies. She also writes for newspapers and magazines, in Spanish and English, across the globe. Sunny also comments on aspects of politics and culture on radio and television, and has appeared on BBC World, BBC News, Radio Four, ITV News and Sky News.
Sunny’s research interests include but are not limited to gender, sexuality, armed conflict, and postcoloniality(-ies). She is particularly interested in research projects exploring representations of the above in literature and cinema.