Making Waves… Editions’ Review First Newsletter of 2020

What a start to the Year!  The days are getting longer yet the early signs of spring are in the air. We’ve had the Oscars, the Bafta’s, controversy around both with Stormzy and Dave kicking up a storm and  absolutely everyone is still reeling from the December elections whichever side you’re on. The dampener the […]

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Tribute to Composer Florence Price (1887-1953)

As Black History Month USA comes to a close we pay tribute to Florence Price. The first African American female composer to have her work performed by a major orchestra. Against a backdrop of racial tensions in 1933 her first symphony was performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestra Unwrapped concert designed […]

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Borders Literature Nigeria Interviews Joy Sigaud

Describing her as rich and engaging, renowned journalist/writer, podcast host and founder of Borders Literature  Olatoun Gabi-Williams,  interviews Joy Sigaud about her life and work as a publisher and composer. Born in Britain to Jamaican parents, Joy Sigaud is passionate about Nigeria and her time spent there. She talks about how she quite by chance […]

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The Jolly Postman

I composed this short piece of music to honour my postman. I’ve seen him every morning for the last 10 years diligently delivering the letters in my street. People like the postmen, the dustmen and road sweepers of all races and nationalities we often overlook and they make our world a much better place. More […]

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Hush! Do Not Weep – Happy Black History Month America

HUSH! Did Rachel Weep for her children? Yes, Who wept for me? Hush, the day has dawned Hush, are these the lost of Africa? Hush! Lost! Never! We are easily identifiable No matter how diluted So hush, Let your heart not weep   How many prophets have we had How many slain? Hush, let your […]

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Editions Lifestyle Black History Month Magazine – 2019/2020 Issue Black History, Lifestyle, Original Stories & More Read Here…

 LEADING THE WAY TO A BETTER FUTURE CELEBRATING THE PAST  HAPPY YEAR ROUND READING! Fresh! Inspiring! Uplifting! Unique! These are just some of the words used by our readers to describe the new and original Editions Lifestyle Black History Month Magazine! The first in a series of publications from Editions Media Limited . Black History […]

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“Marching With Martin Luther King August 1963” – Reverend John Wates OBE recalls his personal experience

Originated and updated by Joy Sigaud When Reverend John Wates OBE first approached me at a drinks party a while back and said “did you know I was at the Martin Luther King rally in Washington in 1963?” I was so impressed. I had literally never met anyone from England who had actually attended. He […]

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Frederick Douglass’ Narrative…Book Review

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave is a must read for those who wish to begin to understand or contemplate the life of a slave in the 18th Century Americas. Born  around 1817/1818 Frederick Douglass was himself enslaved for twenty years. Whilst conditions varied somewhat throughout the southern states of America,  […]

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The Global Dispersion of the African People

By Joy Sigaud   Anyone who has had their DNA tested will have noticed groups of people carrying the same DNA in far fetched regions. How did this come to be one would ask oneself? A Tongan ancestor? It may well be the case as our ancestry is so diverse that nothing is impossible nor […]

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Artist Faith Ringgold Brings An American Story to London

The editor of Editions Lifestyle magazine chatted with the outstanding Faith Ringgold at the launch of her exhibition at The Serpentine Gallery in June. As the exhibition comes to a close Editions Lifestyle remembers her legacy. Her works are haunting. One has to stop and deliberate over the detail of every piece to understand the […]

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UK-African Investment Summit in London

Prime Minister Boris Johnson today hosted, for the first time ever, the largest gathering of African Heads of State and key business figures for a summit to promote African-UK collaboration. The UK has long partnered with various African countries, primarily English speaking, but today saw the diversity of the continent come together with countries participating […]

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Poem: Long Ago and Far Away

J. Sigaud is a British writer of Jamaican and a very mixed heritage, pick a few: African, Scottish, German, Indian, English, Irish.  She writes short stories on everyday themes;  things embedded in our subconscious yet pertinent and real. She also advocates the teaching of Black History in Schools and calls for accuracy and careful planning […]

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Editions Lifestyle Highlights of the Decade – Year End 2019

It’s the International Decade for people of African Descent and we have certainly made waves in so many areas. We’ve seen a campaign for an increase in diversity begin to come to fruition in many sectors with more Black faces in the mainstream media than ever before, not to mention heads of corporations with almost […]

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