T: 0151 703 0020

T: 0151 703 0020

Pitch Black: The Story of Black British Footballers

Friday 8th May

Join Liverpool born writer Emy Onuora and ex-Birmingham City footballer Richie Moran and ex-Huddersfield Town footballer and the Ethiopian National Football team, Iffy Onuora for this unique and timely book launch. Hosted by Peter Hooton from The Farm.





Pitch Black is the story in their own words of British-born black footballers from the 1970s to today, many of whose achievements were made in the face of monkey chanting and banana throwing. Join Liverpool born writer Emy Onuara and ex-Birmingham City Footballer for this unique and timely book launch.


Pitch Black, by Liverpool born writer Emy Onuora, tells the story of how profound changes in attitudes from UEFA, the FA and the media towards racism in the game came about, but does so, for the first time from the perspective of those who faced the poisonous stereotypes, the monkey chanting, the throwing of bananas, and the bullets in the post. The book features interviews with over thirty current and former black footballers including Cyrille Regis, John Barnes, Ian Wright and Rio Ferdinand; it is a compelling insight into the motivations, thoughts, ideas and experiences of black British footballers.


Food and Licensed Bar: 6pm. Event starts: 7pm.
The Kuumba Imani Millenium Centre, 4 princes Road, L8 1TH

TICKETS HERE: £6/£3 The Philharmonic 0151 709 3789

Latest News

What We Do

Latest Videos

WoW Publications

Contact WoW

Address:  Toxteth Library, Windsor St, Liverpool, L8 1XF
Map: Click Here for our location page

Tel:  0151 703 0020
E-mail: info@writingonthewall.org.uk

We Are WoW

Writing on the Wall believe in creativity, community, diversity, artistic excellence and social and economic justice. We are Liverpool’s longest-running writing and literary organisation and festival. We celebrate and inspire creativity and writing in all its forms through inquiry, debate, performance and publishing. Our annual WOWFEST brings together local audiences with the best local, national and international writers, artists and social commentators.