CSIS Book Talk with Emily Zobel Marshall

Join the Centre for the Study of International Slavery for a book talk by Emily Zobel Marshall as she debuts her poetry collection 'Bath of Herbs'.


5:00pm - 7:30pm


Thu 19 October 2023

Thu 19 Oct, 5pm - 7.30pm

Bath of Herbs is a beautifully crafted, honest and thoughtful first collection. It explores the complexity of mixed-race, hybrid identities and relationships to the English and Welsh mountains, fells, rivers and shorelines from an ‘othered’, unmappable, positionality.

It honours the lives of Black and Brown women and asks how they can reclaim space, both practically and conceptually. It celebrates and mourns the unspoken pain and joys of motherhood; of menstrual cycles, childbirth, tending to sick children with life-threatening illnesses, the death of mothers, love in all its myriad forms and the desire to escape the constraints of domestic and family life towards different kinds of freedoms.

Join us for a presentation of Emily Zobel Marshall's work alongside a Q&A.

This event is hosted by the Centre for the Study of International Slavery.

Event Details and Tickets

5pm – Welcome reception
5:30pm – The event begins with a brief introduction by CSIS
5:35pm – Presentation
6:20pm – Q&A with the audience
7pm – Closing reception

Tickets are free for this event.

About Emily Zobel Marshall

Emily is of French-Caribbean and British heritage and grew up in the mountains of Snowdonia in North Wales. She is a Reader in Postcolonial Literature at Leeds Beckett University. She is an expert on the trickster figure in the folklore, oral cultures and literature of the African Diaspora and has published widely in these fields.