Mango Publishing

Literary/ Cultural Context Essay

Marl'ene Edwin (Goldsmiths College, University of London)
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Mango Publishing is a small London-based press founded by Joan Anim-Addo and Diana Birch. Inspiration for the founding of Mango came as a result of the first Caribbean Women’s Writers Conference held at Goldsmiths, University of London in 1994. This conference gave birth to the Caribbean Women Writers’ Alliance (CWWA), a collective of mainly, but not exclusively, black women. The CWWA provided a forum for dialogue and a space in which new forms of writing were produced by those whose voices had been marginalised. A primary motivation for founding this small press was to provide opportunities for these new writers to have their voices heard. The CWWA held workshops, conferences and local library readings and recognised the need for books that would speak to the communities in which…

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Citation: Edwin, Marl'ene. "Mango Publishing". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 31 January 2020 [, accessed 09 December 2023.]

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