David Olusoga Black and British


– Adam Hochschild

‘Written with a wonderful clarity of style and with great force and passion’
– Sunday Times

A classic in every sense of the word…should be compulsory reading’
The Most Revd & Rt Hon Dr
John Sentamu, Archbishop of York

In Black and British, David Olusoga tells the rich and revealing story of the long relationship between the British Isles and the people of Africa and the Catrbbean.

It’is a story that reaches back to Roman Britain, to Elizabethan’blackamoors’ and the global slave- trading empire. Black Britons fought at Trafalgar and in the trenches of both world wars, while the great industrial boom of the nineteenth century was built on Americàn slavery. Black British history is woven into the cultural and economic histories of the nation.
It is not a singular history, but one that belongs to us all.