Launch of Book about Fistula for teenagers 17 November

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The author of this new book for teenagers Habiba is the founder of the Women’s Health International which campaigns about fistulas, abnormal connections between two hollow spaces in the body.

https://afrokanist.wordpress.com/2015/07/12/black-womens-health-matters-interview-with-habiba-cooper-diallo-from-who

http://www.whoi.ca

From Canada Habibia  is studying at SOAS in London. Her mother Afua Cooper is James R. Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia in Canada. I first met Afua there in 2013. As founder of the Canadian Black Studies Association she invited me to the 2nd Biannual Conference in Halifax in May this year. I gave a paper on the links between British and Canadian black histories. Afua will be in London for the launch of Habiba’s book. I am trying to organise an event for her to give a talk and read some of her prose and poetry.

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About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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