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Black, Listed

Black British Culture Explored

Jeffrey Boakye

(author)

Paperback
A groundbreaking book celebrating the words and phrases that by choice or by circumstance define the Black British experience.
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"She has put us on notice that we talk about race by not talking about it"

The Guardian

GUARDIAN MUST READ BOOKS OF 2019 / FINANCIAL TIMES BOOKS TO READ 2019 / NEW STATESMAN MUST READS 2019 / AFRICAN BOOKS ADDICT MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2019

Who is a roadman really? What's wrong with calling someone a 'lighty'? Why do people think black guys are cool?

These are just some of the questions being wrestled with in Black, Listed, an exploration of 21st century black identity told through a list of insults, insights and everything in-between.

Taking a panoramic look at global black history, interrogating both contemporary and historical culture, Black, Listed investigates the ways in which black communities (and individuals) have been represented, oppressed, mimicked, celebrated, and othered. Part historical study, part autobiographical musing, part pop culture vivisection, it's a comprehensive attempt to make sense of blackness from the vantage point of the hilarious and insightful psyche of Jeffrey Boakye. Along the way, it explores a far reaching range of social and cultural contexts, including but not limited to, sport, art, entertainment, politics, literature, history, music, theatre, cinema, education and criminal justice, sometimes at the same time.

PRAISE FOR BLACK, LISTED:

'This book gives a voice to those whose experience is persistently defined, refined and denied by others' David Lammy, Guardian

'A panoramic exploration of black identity' Elle

'Urgent, timely reading' AnOther Magazine

'Inventive, refreshing and humorous' Bernardine Evaristo, author of Girl, Woman, Other

'A truly radical book, which manages to be unflinching and constantly entertaining' Caroline Sanderson, The Bookseller

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Book publisherLittle, Brown Book Group
Publication date3 Oct 2019
FormatPaperback
Pages416
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