Robyn Travis

Robyn Travis

Robyn has been a guest speaker at a number of high profile Literature Festivals including Cheltenham, WOMAD, Bare Lit and Stoke Newington as well as a key note speaker at The London Book Fair and Publisher Association’s inclusivity Conference. He is a passionate speaker and advocate for young people and regularly uses his own life experiences to try and teach, educate, and inspire younger generations to offer solutions to help prevent youth violence. 

Robyn Travis has written 2 books: Prisoner to the Streets and Mama Can’t Raise No Man and contributed an essay to the SAFE: On Black British Men Reclaiming Space, an anthology edited by Derek Owusu.

Prisoner to the Streets – a honest and hard-hitting memoir about being caught up on a negative path and the misconceptions about the ‘London postcode wars’ and ‘gangs’.

Mama Can’t Raise No Man – a debut novel exploring different definitions of masculinity, being on the margins of society, broken family units and the need for role models. 

Both books had a huge impact on publication and garnered much interest across TV, radio and press reaching a wide readership. They were also both featured in the Amani film which got a million views online in just 4 days.