Black & Irish: Legends, Trailblazers & Everyday Heroes (Paperback)

Black & Irish: Legends, Trailblazers & Everyday Heroes By Leon Diop, Jessica Louis (Illustrator), Briana Fitzsimons Cover Image

Black & Irish: Legends, Trailblazers & Everyday Heroes (Paperback)

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A landmark publication in Irish history; this is a celebration of Black Irish identity. Published in collaboration with the organisation of the same name, Black & Irish, who were founded in June 2020 coinciding with the Black Lives Matter movement. Actors. Athletes. Activists. Style icons. Scientists. Influencers. Entrepreneurs. Black Irish people are blazing trails in every sphere of modern life. In the first ever book about Black Irish people, we take a look at the inspirational careers, dreams and achievements of legends, trailblazers and everyday heroes, including actor Ruth Negga, soccer player Gavin Bazunu, reality tv star Dami Hope, author Emma Dabiri, record-breaking sprinter Rhasidat Adeleke and musician Phil Lynott. Within these pages, you will find both famous and unsung Black Irish people. Black and Mixed-Race people have lived in Ireland for hundreds of years, but even now the concept of being Black and Irish is still being discovered and discussed. We hope the stories of the legends, trailblazers and everyday heroes in this book will inspire young Black Irish people, and provide insight into the Black Irish experience to people from all walks of life. With stunning colour illustrations by Jessica Louis.
Product Details ISBN: 9781915071231
ISBN-10: 1915071232
Publisher: Little Island Books
Publication Date: April 30th, 2024
Pages: 224
Language: English