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Black History Month 23: The Situationship – Taylor-Dior Rumble

Admission £3.00
Start Time 18:30
End Time 20:30

Join them for a captivating evening as they celebrate Taylor-Dior Rumble’s debut novel, The Situationship. Get ready for a story of love, self-discovery, and unexpected connections.

In The Situationship, Tia, an independent woman, faces a crossroads when her ex arrives with a new partner. She ventures into the world of dating apps and finds an exhilarating connection with Nate, a talented photographer.

During this exclusive event, Taylor-Dior Rumble will discuss her novel’s inspirations, character development, and modern romance. Join us to explore the complexities of relationships in the digital age, from friendship to love and “situationships”.

Taylor-Dior Rumble is a writer, born and raised in south-east London. She started her journalism career at BBC News at the age of 18 and has since gone on to produce and cover stories ranging from the politics of Black hair to colourism in Hollywood. The Situationship is her first novel.

Taylor’s debut novel has drawn comparisons to works by other talented authors such as Tia Williams and Candice Carty-Williams, as well as the popular HBO show “Insecure” created by Issa Rae. This suggests that The Situationship is poised to become a beloved addition to the contemporary romance genre.


The Situationship is published by #Merky Books which is an award-winning imprint launched in 2018 by Stormzy and Penguin Random House UK with a clear ambition to publish books that will own – and change – the mainstream. Our aim is to publish the stories that will allow a new generation of writers and readers across the UK to see themselves represented more regularly within the pages of a book.

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