: Adi (H.)

R 715.00
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674pp., b/w & colour illus., hardback, d.w., London, 2022


"Hakim Ali has spent decades trying to correct what he calls the Windrush myth – the idea that Black migration to the UK began in 1948, when the famous ship landed with several hundred Jamaicans at Tilbury docks ... His latest book, African and Caribbean People in Britain, is his crowning achievement; a meticulously researched tour de force that charts black presence on the British Isles from Cheddar Man through the African Roman legions and Black Tudors and into the present day. In the age of Black Lives Matter, and following books such as David Olusoga’s Black and British, the Windrush story has been under increasing strain. Adi’s work should represent the final nail in the coffin for those who think that Britain was ever truly white and should be kept that way." Kehinde Andrews, Guardian

"From the Roman era to today, Hakim Adi has produced the most comprehensive history of African and Caribbean people since Peter Fryer's Staying Power. His telling of British history characterises the diverse, multi-centred chronology of African and Caribbean landmarks, crises, progress, organisations, communities and, most importantly, individual experiences in Britain." History Matters

Hakim Adi is Professor of the History of Africa and the African Diaspora at the University of Chichester. He is the founder and consultant historian of the Young Historians Project. His recent publications include Pan-African History: Political Figures from Africa and the Diaspora since 1787 (2003) and Pan-Africanism and Communism: The Communist International, Africa and the Diaspora, 1919-1939 (2013).