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The Sheffield culture guide written by in-the-know locals

In this pre-recorded reading, hear editor, writer, and broadcaster Margaret Busby talk about her remarkable life and career. A woman of firsts, Margaret became Britain’s youngest and first Black woman book publisher in 1967 and has penned lyrics for jazz standards such as Sergio Mihanovich’s Some Time Ago.

Part of Black Women Write Now at Off the Shelf Festival.

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