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Malorie Blackman

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Malorie Blackman on the past, and how we can use it to fuel our futures

Growing up with gal-dem

In this, our final episode of season 5, we’re so excited to be joined by Malorie Blackman, award winning writer, and hero of so many of our childhoods. It’s an incredible episode, and one we’re so excited to share with you as we prepare for our next season. Nie and Natty talk to Malorie about primary school memories, career expectations, anti-racism in writing and fiction, and what her career has meant to so many young black people in the UK. Malorie shares with us a poem she wrote in the 1980s, and reflects on whether the past is something that holds us back or makes us stronger, and how we can embrace pieces of our history to create safer and more powerful futures. Today is the launch day for Endgame, which you can purchase at all good bookstores. You can follow Malorie’s work on Twitter, and on her website. Look out for the next season of Growing up with gal-dem when we return in November! Thank you so much for listening.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


15 Sep 2021

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Noughts and Crosses by Sabrina Mahfouz, based on the novel by Malorie Blackman

Script In Hand

We're heading to the barely dystopian world of Albion today in the newest play adaptation of Malorie Blackman's 2002 powerful award winning YA novel Noughts and Crosses. Meg relives her teenage years devouring the original novels and Lexie gives a TED talk on the history of skin coloured bandages.Co Hosted by Lexie Ward and Meg Robinson.Music By Connor Barton (Sethera Sound Design)Find SCRIPT IN HAND on Twitter/Instagram/Facebook  - Give us a like/follow to keep up to date with episode information and extra content.EPISODE BIOMalorie Blackman websitehttps://www.malorieblackman.co.ukSabrina Mahfouz websitehttp://www.sabrinamahfouz.comWhats on Stage Reviewhttps://www.whatsonstage.com/london-theatre/reviews/noughts-crosses-stratford-east-malorie-blackman_48953.htmlUK Tour Infohttps://www.pilot-theatre.com/past-work/noughts-crossesProduction Trailerwww.youtube.com/watch?v=ujvhJ8z8zAAExeunt Magazine Review and thoughts on YA Theatrehttp://exeuntmagazine.com/reviews/review-noughts-crosses-derby-theatre/Malorie Blackman Penguin Featurehttps://www.penguin.co.uk/articles/2020/mar/malorie-blackman-why-she-wrote-noughts-crosses.htmlMalorie Blackman Q&Ahttps://www.malorieblackman.co.uk/noughts-and-crosses-qa/The Story of the Black Band-Aid - The Atlantic Article 2003https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/06/the-story-of-the-black-band-aid/276542/Tru-Colour Bandageshttps://trucolourbandages.com/blogs/blog/history-of-black-bandages


7 Apr 2021

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Episode 7: January 11th to January 17th: Sarah Reed, Sarah Parker Remond and Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman

Black in Time: A daily exploration into Black British History

Topics Covered: January 11th 2016: Death of Sarah Reed https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/feb/17/sarah-reeds-mother-deaths-in-custody-holloway-prison-mental-health January 12th 1859: Sarah Parker Remond arrives in Liverpool https://london.ac.uk/news-and-opinion/leading-women/a-voice-freedom-life-sarah-parker-remond January 13th 1975: Bunny Johnson is crowed British Heavyweight Champion https://www.britishvintageboxing.com/post/bunny-johnson-the-long-slow-path-to-boxing-history January 14th 2018: Death of Cyrille Regis https://www.caribbeanintelligence.com/content/kick-black-footballers-cyrille-regis January 15th 2001: Publication of Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman https://www.penguin.co.uk/articles/2020/mar/malorie-blackman-why-she-wrote-noughts-crosses.html January 16th 1959: Birth of Sade https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/culture/article/sade January 17th 1978: Bookshop Join Action picket the Home Office   https://www.georgepadmoreinstitute.org/the-pioneering-years/new-beacon-books-early-history/towards-radical-black-publishing-space/bookshop Instagram >>>>> https://instagram.com/blackintimepod Disclaimer: I do not own any of the archival audio used in this episode. It is purely for informational purposes under fair use. Special thanks to Yaw Nimoh for his help with research for this episode.


31 Jan 2021

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ANTIDOTE by Malorie Blackman

Reader Leaders

An introductory reading of ANTIDOTE. ‘It’s just your average Friday night. Then the police show up. Your mum’s been caught on CCTV, breaking into a giant chemical company. They say she’s working undercover for ANTIDOTE, a group against animal testing - but how is that possible? She’s not a spy - is she? Now she’s on the run - and only you can uncover the truth. And you’ve got to crack a code to do it. Suitable for upper primary readers. www.malorieblackman.co.uk


12 Jan 2021

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001. "Noughts & Crosses" by Malorie Blackman (Part One)

Teen BookTalk

In this episode, Michèle talks to Bella and Jodie about the first chapters of "Noughts and Crosses". "Noughts and Crosses" is the first book in a series written by Malorie Blackman. Set in an alternate modern Britain, where two young people, one Nought, one Cross. deal with racial injustice. If you  want to listen to a discussion of the whole book then look out for part two . If you’d like to get involved in Teen Booktalk email us at enquiries@libraryofbirmingham.com and put Teen BookTalk in the subject line. Credits: Host: Michèle Guests: Bella & Jodie Editing and mixing: Yaseen This work is intellectual property of the Library of Birmingham, run by Birmingham City Council.


23 Sep 2020

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Part One of Jack Sweettooth by Malorie Blackman

Mr Riley's Reading Podcast

In this episode, Mr Riley reads the first short story in Jack Sweettooth by Malorie Blackman.


19 May 2020

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#100 Malorie Blackman: Strength In The Story

Wanna Be

Hello and welcome to the 100th episode of the Wanna Be Podcast! a behind the scenes look at the opportunities available in the creative and entertainment industries so you can get towhere you wanna be 30 minutes or less. I am of course your host, Imriel MorganShoutout to Andy Ayim for dropping gems and gems in last week’s episode- it’s a must listen for entrepreneurs in the making.I am so pumped to introduce you to my 100th episode guest! Malorie Blackman OBE is a bestselling young adult and Children’s author. Malorie holds over 15 awards for her writing, she was the Children’s Laureate from 2013-2015. Malorie’s most notable work is the critically acclaimed Noughts and Crosses book series which was recently adapted for TV by the BBC. Malorie has written over 70 books, including Pig Heart Boy, she’s written for Byker Grove, co-written on Dr Who, and much more.Malorie’s books helped me understand my place in the world and gave me the opportunity to have conversations about race, in a way I was unable to before reading. I couldn’t think of anyone more fitting for this episode and I’m so honoured by her generosity to sit and record with me and share what she’s learned in her 30 odd years of writing with us today.In today’s episode Malorie shares her daily routine, what gets her creative juices flowing, and how she assesses what good writing is. We explore the value of traditional publishing for new writers of colours. She explains the differences she experienced writing for TV and how she’s handled both the positives and negative responses to the BBC Adaptation of Noughts and Crosses.. Malorie also reveals her goals for the next 10 years.As it’s the 100th episode we wanted to leave all the good stuff in so it’s slightly over 30 mins but I think you’ll appreciate it! Let’s get into itI’m still pinching myself about this! A massive thank you to Malorie for her generosity, her advice will stick with me and I hope it resonates and sticks with you too! You can watch Noughts and Crosses on BBC iPlayer. I highly recommend reading the books first as they are remarkable and you can find them in all good bookstores. Visit MalorieBlackman.co.uk to find out what she’s up to next.If you’ve enjoyed this episode tell us about it by commenting on our Instagram post and using the the hashtag #WannaBePod on Twitter. If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts do leave a rating. We’ve pulled some amazing quotes from the episodes which you can reshare via Instagram and Twitter. For updates on Wanna Be follow Content is Queen on Twitter @ContentisQn and Instagram @contentisqueenhq. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


15 Apr 2020

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Malorie Blackman

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Join your host Kelechi Okafor as we dive deep into Albion, a world where love is never black and white We'll be discussing the iconic story and its transition from page to screen, with exclusive behind-the-scenes insights from the stars of the show!


12 Mar 2020

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I’m not white, I’m normal • Malorie Blackman's Noughts & Crosses


Subtexting is your go-to for all things: Black Women, Culture, Lifestyle, Books, Movies, TV, Music and more. Decoding and “subtext-ing” the themes and messages underlying everything we consume on a day to day basis. Always with a glass of prosecco!  This week we're subtexting Malorie Blackman's iconic novel, Noughts & Crosses. We talk about reverse racism, whether it's racist to be called "white" & the Honey Pot scandal!  Come and meet us at our upcoming Boss-y event! An evening designed for women looking to change our world.  Don't forget to send in your dilemmas, questions or opinions through to curiouscat.me/subtextingpod

1hr 18mins

10 Mar 2020

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SIM Ep 287 Chops 128: Crossfire with Malorie Blackman

Standard Issue Podcast

Back in August Jen met up with Malorie Blackman at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. They chatted about Malorie's new book Crossfire, the fifth instalment of her Noughts and Crosses series, why she loves writing for young adults, and what it's like to be loved by Stormzy.Look out for a second helping of Chops today, in which Hannah has a natter with actor and co-writer of the new play Trojan Horse, Helen Monks.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/standardissuespodcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


6 Oct 2019