Independent Historian

Dr Florence Marfo is Programme Area Manager for Humanities & Languages at Morley College
London, where she hosts a podcast series to accompany the Morley Prize for Unpublished Writers of
Colour. To date, she has interviewed journalist and academic Gary Younge, fiction writers Deesha
Philyaw and Abi Daré, and memoir writer Malik Al Nasir, author of Letters to Gil.
She is a graduate of French Language and Literature from Goldsmiths, University of London and
holds a doctorate in African American and Afro-Brazilian Text from Bristol University. Florence has
lived, studied and worked in a number of countries, including Togo, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde and
Brazil. She speaks several languages, including Portuguese and Crioulo.

Januário Garcia Jr (1943-2021)

Januário Garcia Jr. hailed from Minas Gerais, a Brazilian state renowned for its significant population of Afrodescendentes, or Black Brazilians. Born on November 16, 1943, into a modest family residing on the outskirts of Belo Horizonte, the state capital, Garcia embarked on a journey to … Read MoreJanuário Garcia Jr (1943-2021)