Lee Lawrence Interview

written by Joy Sigaud Lee Lawrence Lee Lawrence is the son of Cherry Groce. His award winning book, The Louder I Sing,  is a powerful memoir about growing up in Britain. Lee, who was just 11 years old when his mother was wrongfully shot by police in Brixton in 1985 has spent his life campaigning […]

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Child Prodigy – Omari McQueen Wins Several Awards, has a TV Show and a Published Cookbook

Omari McQueen,  at just 12 years old,  is the youngest award winning vegan chef in the UK and the CEO of Dipalicious. He has published a new cookbook, Best Bites, has his own TV show and sells his culinary creations on his website.  He has won several awards for his achievements and… at such a […]

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Frederick Douglass’ Narrative…Book Review

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave is a must read for those who wish to begin to understand or contemplate the life of a slave in the 18th Century Americas. Born  around 1817/1818 Frederick Douglass was himself enslaved for twenty years. Whilst conditions varied somewhat throughout the southern states of America,  […]

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African Children’s Book Club: Sustainable Development Goals on the Agenda.

African children’s books on sustainability and equality to be highlighted through latest SDG book Club The new, multilingual initiative sees book sector organisations from across the African continent come together and commit to augmenting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Book Club with an easy read collection of English, French, Arabic and Kiswahili books about […]

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Professor Hakim Adi’s New Book for Children – ‘The History of African and Caribbean Communities in Britain’

Joy Sigaud The History of African and Caribbean Communities in Britain Written specifically for children aged 12 plus, this new edition by Professor Hakim Adi, a 100 Great Black Briton 2020,  discovers the history of African and Caribbean communities in Britain, from pre-Roman times to the 21st Century. Many people think that Britain’s Black population […]

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Who’s Who in the Jamaican Diaspora – New Book!

By Joy Sigaud Official guide to Who’s Who in the Jamaican Diaspora Remembering those who have contributed so much in the past and those who continue to contribute to the enhancement of the community and the wider population of Britain. Order your copy now here  

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Abolish Racism in all Forms – The Times Cry Out by Professor Hakim Adi

Professor Adi,  an expert on the struggles of Black people in Britain through the centuries acknowledging the root and calling for an end to racism, he examines the times in historical and current context.  Dr Adi is the first Professor of History who was of African heritage and his scholarly insight is highly respected.  His […]

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The Story of Windrush Signed by Scholastic UK Publishers

Self-publisher Kandace Chimbri’s popular title The Story of Windrush has been acquired by Scholastic UK Childrens book publishers with two new titles expected in 2021.  Editions  reviewed this popular and informative book in June 2020. Beautifully illustrated, this little hardback remains a popular choice and the new edition is out now to coincide with Black History […]

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100 Great Black Britons 2020

By Joy Sigaud. Patrick Vernon OBE and Dr Angelina Osbourne’s eagerly awaited 100 Great Black Britons 2020 has gone straight to number 1 on Amazon’s Hot New Releases in Biography Reference with orders for the hardback and number 4 for the kindle version. Not surprisingly,  of course, as the original 100 Great Black Britons, first […]

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Remembering the life and times of the 18th century poet Phillis Wheatley

THE EQUIANO SOCIETY   PRESENTS   PHILLIS WHEATLEY (1753 – 1784):   REMEMBERING HER LIFE AND TIMES PHILLIS WAS THE FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN AUTHOR OF A BOOK OF POETRY. KIDNAPPED AT THE AGE OF 8 IN WEST AFRICA, PHILLIS WAS TAKEN TO NORTH AMERICA AND SOLD IN BOSTON TO THE WHEATLEY FAMILY WHO TAUGHT HER TO READ AND WRITE, […]

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Slavery & Remembrance: Olaudah Equiano also known as Gustavus Vassa the African

                                    OLAUDAH EQUIANO                                                          … AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE (1745 – 1797)             […]

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Henry Box Brown – The slave who mailed himself to freedom

From Slavery to Show Business A new book about Henry “Box” Brown  by Kathleen Chater. Henry Box Brown is well-known in America for remarkably escaping slavery. In 1849 he organised for himself to be nailed up in a box and posted from Virginia to Philadelphia  where he was received by abolitionists. Although he remained in […]

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New Daughters of Africa

By Joy Sigaud   PUBLISHER AND EDITOR MARGARET BUSBY’S LANDMARK ANTHOLOGY SHOWCASES MORE THAN 200 CONTEMPORARY FEMALE WRITERS OF AFRICAN DESCENT FROM AROUND THE GLOBE TO MUCH ACCLAIM… Published in 2019 the book continues to inspire and attract both readers and aspiring writers in equal measure. The authors have also now waived their fees to […]

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Windrush 2020: The Story of the Windrush

Windrush 2020 An excellent resource and teaching aid,  authored by Kandace Chimbiri.  Although written primarily for children, this well researched book has been lovingly prepared with illustrations and well chosen anecdotes from some of the Windrush passengers including the late Sam King, Allan Wilmot and Lord Kitchener. It is an easy read but lends itself […]

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