A first look at ‘Black and British: A Forgotten History’

Kindle books are deceptive. You can’t see them in the flesh. So, if you’re not paying attention, you can end up spending £10 on a 100- page novella or pick up a ‘quick holiday read’ that is actually 700 pages long. This is what happened when I bought Black and British: A Forgotten History (its…

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The mother of Notting Hill Carnival

The gist: Feminist. Communist. Journalist. Public Speaker. Activist. Born: 15 February 1915- 24 December 1964 (Aged 49) Country of Origin: Trinidad, then New York City Who was Claudia? I’d heard of Claudia Jones before. Not much. It was usually a vague mention of her at the bottom of bog-standard articles about Notting Hill Carnival every August…

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