Black Voices on Britain (Hardcover)

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Black Voices on Britain (Hardcover)

By Hakim Adi (Editor)


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A compelling anthology of Black voices from England, America, Africa and the Caribbean, from people who lived, worked, campaigned and travelled in Britain from the eighteenth to the early twentieth century.

Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover.

Professor Hakim Adi draws on a variety of published works, all of which describe powerful experiences: James Gronniosaw and his family endure poverty, illness and unemployment; Mary Prince is driven out by her cruel owners and turns to London charities for help; Frederick Douglass, on a lecture tour around Britain, reveals how the Christian clergy built churches with slave-owners’ money; and William Wells Brown gives his impressions of England as he travels around a country which welcomes him more readily than America. These and other voices offer a fascinating and thought-provoking portrayal of Black experiences in Britain.

Prof. Hakim Adi is Professor of the History of Africa and the African Diaspora at the University of Chichester. A prolific author, his books include West Africans in Britain 1900-60: Nationalism, Pan-Africanism and Communism, Pan-African History: Political Figures from Africa and the Diaspora since 1787, Pan-Africanism: A History and he is editor of Black British History: New Perspectives. Hakim has appeared in many documentary films, on TV and on radio and has written widely on the history of Africa and the African Diaspora, including three history books for children.
Product Details ISBN: 9781529072617
ISBN-10: 1529072611
Publisher: Macmillan Collector's Library
Publication Date: November 1st, 2022
Pages: 272
Language: English