Black History Month: book giveaway

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Date: 01 October - 31 October 2018
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UWE Bristol Library is celebrating Black History Month by giving away some of our favourite books. Follow us on Instagram @uwelibrary and keep an eye on our Instagram Story throughout October for details of how you can take part.

Book giveaway

We're giving away these books:

Black and British: A Forgotten History by David Olusoga

Olusoga tells the rich and revealing story of the long relationship between the British Isles and the people of Africa and the Caribbean. It is a story that reaches back to Roman Britain, to Elizabethan 'blackamoors' and the global slave-trading empire.

The Lonely Londoners by Sam Selvon

At Waterloo Station, hopeful new arrivals from the West Indies step off the boat train, ready to start afresh in 1950s London, a strange, cold and foggy city where the natives can be less than friendly at the sight of a black face. They must try to create a new life for themselves. They gradually learn to survive and come to love the heady excitements of London.

Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire by Akala

From the first time he was stopped and searched as a child, to the day he realised his mum was white, to his first encounters with racist teachers; race and class have shaped Akala's life and outlook. In Natives, he takes his own experiences – with education, the police, identity and everything in between – and uses them to look at the social, historical and political factors that have left us where we are today.

Windrush: The Irresistible Rose of Multi-Racial Britain by Mike Phillips and Trevor Phillips

Told through the memories and impressions of the survivors of that first voyage, through their descendants, and the testimonies of the politicians who made the key decisions alongside those who were opposed to the presence of the black settlers. Beginning with the war-time experience of Caribbeans serving in the UK, and concluding with a portrait of multi-racial Britain the present day, Windrush is a celebration of the black British and of the new heritage carried forward into the twenty-first century.

Why I'm No Longer Talking To White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge

The book that sparked a national conversation. Exploring everything from eradicated black history to the inextricable link between class and race. The essential handbook for anyone who wants to understand race relations in Britain today.

Cost: Free
Contact: Alice Bouquet

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