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Johny Pitts

Johny Pitts

Johny Pitts is the curator of the ENAR (European Network Against Racism) award-winning online journal Afropean.com and the author of Afropean: Notes From Black Europe (Penguin Random House). Translated into French, German, Italian, and Spanish it has won the 2020 Jhalak Prize and the 2020 Bread & Roses Award for Radical Publishing, and is the recipient of the 2021 Leipzig Book Award for European Understanding. He has presented on MTV, BBC, and ITV1, and is the co-presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Open Book. His broadcasting also includes a BBC Radio 4 documentary exploring Black identity through the music of his father who was a member of the Northern Soul group The Fantastics, and a forthcoming Afropean podcast funded by a grant from the National Geographic Society. Johny has contributed words and images for The Guardian, The New Statesman, The New York Times, and Condé Nast Traveller. His debut photographic exhibition Afropean: Travels in Black Europe was at Foam in Amsterdam in 2020.