Born OTD in 1922, internationally known Trinidadian calypsonian, Lord ‘Kitch’ Kitchener. He toured Jamaica for six months in 1947-8 with Lord Beginner (Egbert Moore) and Lord Woodbine (Harold Philips) before they took passage on the Empire Windrush to England in 1948. Upon his arrival, Kitchener performed the specially-written song “London Is the Place for Me”, which he sang live on a report for Pathé News.

Combining factual biography with the imaginative structure and investment in the language of the novel, Anthony Joseph fully engages with … More

Combining factual biography with the imaginative structure & investment in the language of the novel, Joseph fully engages with the world he recreates, & by presenting a multifaceted view from Kitch’s friends, rivals & even enemies, he gets to the heart of the man behind the music & the myth, reaching behind the sobriquet to present a holistic portrait of the calypso icon Lord Kitchener.

Born into colonial Trinidad in 1922 as Aldwyn Roberts, ‘Kitch’ emerged in the 1950s, at the forefront of multicultural Britain, … More

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.

It reveals that behind the South Sea Bubble was Britain’s global slave-trading empire and that much of the great industrial … More