“#BlackLivesMatter essay is a rallying cry for racial justice. It’s written with a mature fluency that belies the young person’s thirteen years. I admire its structure, which begins with George Floyd’s death and, inspired by Anne Frank’s ability to believe in hope, ends on a positive note to create a better future for our descendants. It’s powerful, passionate, intelligent and is a brilliant example of a young person grappling with the reality of prejudice, both personal and communal, and asking us all to do something about it.”
-Bernardine Evaristo MBE
Professor of Creative Writing, Brunel University London,
Winner of the Booker Prize 2019 for her novel, Girl, Woman, Other.
Visit Bernardine’s website here:https://bevaristo.com/
“The poems I read for the Anne Frank Creative Writing Awards asked difficult questions regarding what it means to feel othered or discriminated against in the world today. They each demonstrated an astute concern for issues of discrimination and worked to resolve and restore social cohesion through empathy and understanding.”
Writer of poetry, fiction and prose.
Artistic director of Out-Spoken and publisher at Out-Spoken Press.
Shortlisted for the TS Eliot prize for After the Formalities
Visit Anthony’s website here: https://anthonyanaxagorou.com/