Charleston

Modern Love Stories: Caleb Azumah Nelson with Rosie Wilby

Join us for an evening celebrating the next generation of love stories and the music that beats through them.

Join us for an evening celebrating the next generation of love stories and the music that beats through them. Featuring 27-year-old British-Ghanaian writer and photographer Caleb Azumah Nelson, author of ‘Open Water’, chaired by comedian and podcaster Rosie Wilby, host of ‘The Breakup Monologues’ podcast and author of the new ‘The Breakup Monologues’ book, and readings from actor Sarah Kameela Impey (Channel 4’s ‘We are Lady Parts’National Theatre, RSC)

Described as ‘tender and touching [and …] beautifully told’ (Observer) and ‘utterly transporting’ (‘Stylist’), ‘Open Water’ has been longlisted for the Desmond Elliot Prize for debut novelists and listed as one of The Observer’s ten best debut novels of 2021.

At once an achingly beautiful love story between two young Black British artists and a potent insight into race and masculinity, ‘Open Water’ asks what it means to be a person in a world that sees you only as a Black body, to be vulnerable when you are only respected for strength and to find safety in love, only to lose it.