‘Queenie’ by Candice Carty- Williams Review: Black British women get the spotlight

Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams was published in March of this year but buzz around the story built up well before its release. This is partly due to it being a contemporary fiction novel where an everyday Black British woman takes centre stage. It’s being hailed as the ‘black Bridget Jones’ (it’s not). I find it…

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Why you should read Akala’s Natives

The ability for collective, selective amnesia in the service of easing a nation’s cognitive dissonance is nowhere better exemplified than in the manner that much of Britain has chosen to remember transatlantic slavery…and the British Empire I have a lot of respect for Akala. He is a hip hop artist who has won at the…

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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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