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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Windrush Portrait of a Generation

By Jim Grover On a Thursday evening in June I pushed through a large brown swing door and stepped, somewhat apprehensively, into a large clubroom filled with West Indian men, playing dominoes.  The Queen looked down from a portrait on the wall. It was a revelation, I had no idea this parallel world existed on […]

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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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Africa: Sustainable Development Book Club for Children

Joy Sigaud In support of the UN International Decade for People of African Descent, Borders Literature have created a children’s book club to be launched on 17th June 2020. A compilation of reading lists designed to educate and inspire children between the ages of 6 and 12 years old in the diasporas worldwide and cross […]

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Windrush Pioneers and Champions – Resource Pack for Schools Available

By Joy Sigaud The Windrush Foundation was founded in 1996 by the late Sam B. King and Arthur Torrington CBE  to honour the first wave of British subjects who arrived on the HMT Empire Windrush in 1948 and to  promote good community relations. It has been pivotal in raising general  awareness of the many contributions […]

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Lady Colin Campbell, Our Beloved Prince Harry and Meghan Markle -New Book!

Jamaican born and proud of it, Lady Colin Campbell, daughter of a prominent Jamaican merchant, has penned yet another book. Whether she is considered a royal humbug or self-appointed scribe for posterity,  it cannot be denied that she continues to attract unprecedented attention and is frequently called upon by the national media for her insight […]

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BUCHI EMECHETA – Goldsmith’s Pays Homage to Nigerian-British Author

London was a bleak and lonely place for many Black immigrants in the 1950s and ’60s and for a single African woman with five children to support would have been unimaginable for most. Here,  writer and founder of Borders Literature, Olatoun Gabi-Williams expands on the life and works of Buchi Emecheta and how through sheer […]

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