Jean 'Binta' Breeze receives MBE
We are pleased to announce that Honorary Creative Writing Fellow, Jean 'Binta' Breeze, has been made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for her services to literature. Jean has released the following official statement: "I am delighted to be honoured in this way by the Queen despite our history of empire. I recognise her as a great matriarch doing her best to keep family together much as my mother does in a more humble way. I would like to thank the UK for the opportunity it has provided me to serve internationally without having to forget my homeland." Jean 'Binta' Breeze, June 2012.