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    

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

A brief round up of what BIS author's have been up to this month...

Monday 13th July 2015
Alan Sharp gave a presentation entitled ” Do sexism, racism,
white privilege and a system of white supremacy exist in Britain today?”  at City Hall, London.

 Sharp is the author of the new controversial book Changing Generations: Challenging Power & Oppression in Britain Today.  

On Saturday 11th July 2015
Michael Williams co-author of the international best-selling Black Scientists and Inventors series of books gave a presentation to the the children and parents of the Akacia C Supplementary School on out standing black scientists and inventors both modern and old.

On Saturday 4th July 2015
Natasha & daughter  speak to mother & child.
Natasha John-Baptiste invites children and parents to a sunny afternoon of fun and edutainment. At her One Thing About History is.... family day event.

John-Baptiste is the author of the popular children's title Mosi meets John Lee love.

Friday, 22 May 2015

In the piece below Michael Jackson speaks on how he believes that the school history books and the national/international media do not tell the truth about Black People's contributions in popular culture... He goes as far as saying that they lie!.He says that "...this has got to stop...and a change is gonna come..."  Listen for yourself.

For more information on the African Contribution to Modern Music please click here.