Olusoga offers readers a rich & revealing exploration of the extraordinarily long relationship between the British Isles & the people of Africa. Drawing on new genetic & genealogical research, original records, expert testimony & contemporary interviews, Black & British reaches back to Roman Britain, the medieval imagination & Shakespeare’s Othello.

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It reveals that behind the South Sea Bubble was Britain’s global slave-trading empire and that much of the great industrial boom of the nineteenth century was built on American slavery. It shows that Black Britons fought at Trafalgar and in the trenches of the First World War. Black British history can be read in stately homes, street names, statues and memorials across Britain and is woven into the cultural and economic histories of the nation.

Unflinching, confronting taboos and revealing hitherto unknown scandals, Olusoga describes how black and white Britons have been intimately entwined for centuries.

Available in store & online.

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