As part of Tropez’ summer exhibition and programme BELIEVE, Broken Dimanche Press is delighted to return to the swimming pool with a third installment of Empathy When, a conversation and podcast series. John Holten is joined in this season with Anna Akosua.
LaTonya Yvette is a Brooklyn-born, multimedia storyteller and administrator of The Mae House, a low-turnover rental and rest-as-residency for B-IPOC. Having founded and directed LY, an acclaimed lifestyle site from 2012 to 2022, she is the author of Woman Of Color (2019, Abrams), The Hair Book (2022, Union Square), and her third book will be published in 2024 by Dial Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House. A contributing editor at Departures Magazine, she writes the newsletter With Love, L on Substack.
Anna Akosua (Anna Hankings-Evans) is a German-Ghanaian corporate attorney and lecturer in EU law and international economic law. Her research focuses on public international law, particularly from a postcolonial TWAIL perspective and with a special focus on the African region. In this context, she wrote her doctoral thesis on bilateral investment treaties between China and African states, subjecting them to analysis in light of global power shifts. Since 2018, she serves as an independent legal expert for the African Union.
Broken Dimanche Press is a European press interested in all aspects of books within the wider discourses of contemporary art and literature. It is committed to operating beyond and across national borders and language regions. Founded in Berlin in 2009, BDP is comprised of a gallery project space Büro BDP and a publishing house, has published over 70 titles and organised many exhibitions and events. BDP is based in Berlin.