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RECYCLING A SON OF THE BRITISH RAJ

Product no.: HP183

This autobiography tells the story of the author's fateful journey from village life in British Guiana and his fortitude to address and overcome the challenges of life in Britain

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GOODBYE, MANGO SERGEANT Memoir of a Jamaica Trench Town Boy

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Keith Walker looks back on his life and reflects upon the times of great adventure and great danger; friendship and conflict; joy and sadness; and ultimate success

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I WAS A SOLDIER Survival Against the Odds

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The story of one woman’s life-changing journey from poverty in Jamaica to triumph over illness, and to the service of Queen and country

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BETWEEN TWO WORLDS The Story of Black British Scientist Alan Goffe

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Born in Britain in 1920 to a Jamaican father and an English mother, Dr Alan Goffe was one of a group of microbiologists who helped develop and improve vaccines designed to fight polio and measles

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A BLACK STUDIES PRIMER Heroes and Heroines of the African Diaspora

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An essential text for students and scholars of Black history featuring over 1,000 biographies of historical and contemporary Black figures

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IRA ALDRIDGE Celebrated 19th Century Actor

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Ira Aldridge was the first Black actor to play white roles and was acknowledged as “the world’s most celebrated interpreter of Shakespeare” during his lifetime

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LEST WE FORGET The Experiences of World War II West Indian Ex-Service Personnel

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This book recalls the contribution made by West Indian men and women in defence of the 'Mother Country' during World War II

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ONE PEOPLE MAYOR A Journey

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The true story of Sebert Graham, who came to Britain from Jamaica as a boy and rose to the venerated position of local mayor of a Buckinghamshire town

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BEACONS OF LIBERATION

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A collection of brief biographies depicting historical and contemporary Black activists

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REMEMBER ME Achievements of Mixed Race People, Past and Present

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Biographies of mixed-race figures including Bob Marley, Mary Seacole and Shirley Bassey

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CARIBBEAN PUBLISHING IN BRITAIN A Tribute to Arif Ali

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This book traces the tradition of Caribbean publishing in Britain, starting in the nineteenth century with the revolutionary Jamaican Robert Wedderburn

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FROM WHERE I STAND

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Published in 1987, this part biography part social commentary contains all the elements of the life story of any West Indian in Britain

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THE AXE LAID TO THE ROOT The Story of Robert Wedderburn

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Born in 1762 in Jamaica of a Scottish father and a Jamaican mother, Robert Wedderburn was one of the key campaigners against slavery at the beginning of the nineteenth century

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THE UNDIMINISHED LINK Forty Years and Beyond

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Biography of a man who took the journey from British Guiana in 1959 to the often cold and hostile streets of London

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NAOROJI: THE FIRST ASIAN MP A Biography of Dadabhai Naoroji

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This book charts the life of Britain's first Asian Member of Parliament, from humble beginnings in Bombay to the laying of the foundations of modern India

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BLACK PEARLS The A-Z of Black Footballers in the English Game

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Published in 1998, this illustrated book documents the careers and achievements of nearly 300 Black footballers playing in the English game in the 1990s

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THE BLACK COSMETICS KINGS

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Pioneers in the development of the Black hair care industry in Britain

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SHRIDATH RAMPHAL The Commonwealth and the World

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Glimpses of a remarkable career written by people who worked with Shridath Ramphal or have researched his many contributions to the global community and to internationalism

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CHILDREN OF WATOOKA: A Story of British Guiana

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Personal stories of Guyanese people, as well as those of British and North American ex-pats

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