Black and British: A Forgotten History 
David Olusoga

Black and British: A Forgotten History 



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In this fully revised and updated edition, historian and broadcaster David Olusoga re-examines the rich and revealing story of the long relationship between the British Isles and the people of Africa and the Caribbean. Featuring a new chapter encompassing the Windrush scandal and the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020, events which put black British history at the centre of urgent national debate, Black & British looks at how black history is woven into the cultural and economic histories of the nation and belongs to us all. 

David Olusoga is a British-Nigerian historian, author, presenter and BAFTA winning film-maker. He is Professor of Public History at the University of Manchester, the author of several books and a columnist for several newspapers and magazines. He presents the long-running BBC history series ‘A House Through Time’ and wrote and presented the multi-award winning BBC series ‘Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners’. He is a contributor to the Oxford Companion to Black British History and in 2019 was awarded an OBE for services to history and community integration. 

  • Publisher: Picador Publishing
  • Soft cover
  • Colour photography
  • Number of pages: 640 pages
  • ISBN: 9781529065602
  • Winner of the 2017 PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize.
  • Winner of the Longman History Today Trustees’ Award.
  • A Waterstones History Book of the Year.
  • Longlisted for the Orwell Prize.
  • Shortlisted for the inaugural Jhalak Prize.