Tuesday, 8 September 2015

To Shoot Hard Labour: The Life and Times of Samuel Smith, an Antiguan Workingman 1877-1982 

Author: Keithlyn and Fernando Smith
Pages: 172
Age: 14 to 100 years. 

I want you to write down exactly what I'm telling you if you do the people will see how far down in the mud we come from. This generation will take care of what is happening to them. I hope that the day will never come again when our people have to suffer the indignity like my generation and others have to. I am here to watch and see until the Lord takes me home.” - Samuel Smith 1877- 1982

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Simply The Best - Features the Great Paul Robeson

Learn about the great Paul Robeson in the highly rated book Simply The Best - By M. Williams & A. Duah.

Get your copy HERE.

Monday, 10 August 2015

Equiano's Daughter: The Life of & Times of Joanna Vassa

Joanna Vassa was the only surviving child of the former enslaved African and anti-slavery campaigner Olaudah Equiano, also known as Gustavus Vassa. Her grave has recently been rediscovered in Abney Park Cemetery, Hackney, London.

Equiano's Daughter: The Life of & Times of Joanna Vassa by Dr Angelina Osborne. In a book which adds another ripple in the trail to discover more about Equiano; it honours the legacy of the relentless journey of an abolitionist and the journey to discover what happened to his surviving daughter Joanna following his death on the 31st March 1797. Equiano's book, ‘The Interesting Narrative’ was first published in 1789, went into nine editions before he died, and was a best-seller. Dr Osborne's book is the first major attempt at constructing an account of Equiano's life and that of his daughter in 19th century England.

RRP: £6.50  
Author: Angelina Osborne, PhD.
Pages: 31 pages
Ages: 12 – 100.

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Now You Know: The Memoirs of Allan Charles Wilmot. - A Must READ!

Author: Allan Wilmot, 
Pages: 134,
Age: 14 to 100 years. 

Allan Charles Wilmot’s Memoirs are a must read, as they contain a summary of his life in 1920s Kingston, Jamaica and his volunteering in 1941 for service in the Royal Navy during WWII. He resigned from RN in 1943 and volunteered for service in the Royal Air Force’s air-sea rescue unit. After WWII ended in 1945, Allan was demobbed in 1946 to Jamaica, but after a year on the island he was back in London, England. There he had a number of jobs before joining a male singing quartet (The Southlanders) that dominated the music scene in Britain and Europe during the 1950s and 1960s.
RRP: £14.99