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The History of The: African and Caribbean Communities in Britain


The History of The: African and Caribbean Communities in Britain

Author:Hakim Adi


Publisher:Wayland (An imprint of Hachette)

Level:10 years +


Illustrated with colour and black and white photographs, this classic of over two decades in existence, provides a look at the history of African and Caribbean communities in Britain over the last 400 years.

Many people think that Britain's Black population has only developed in modern times, especially since the end of the Second World War in 1945. In fact there have been distinct African communities in cities such as London, Bristol, Edinburgh and Cardiff for over 300 years. The first Africans may even have come to Britain thousands of years ago.

This book reveals the little-known history of the African and Caribbean communities in Britain. It looks at why people came to Britain, the problems they faced, and the contribution they have made to British society. In this excellent book which promotes SDG4 (quality education) and SDG 16 which seeks to promote and inclusive societies for peaceful sustainab le development, you will find case studies of particular individuals, and some rarely published photographs.

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Hakim Adi

Professor Hakim Adi is a British historian and scholar who specializes in African affairs. He has written widely on Pan-Africanism and the modern political history of Africa and the African diaspora, including the 2018 book Pan-Africanism: A History. Currently a professor at the University of Chichester, Adi is an advocate of the education curriculum in the UK, both at secondary school and higher education level, being changed to reflect the history of Africa and the African diaspora, including the contribution of African people to world history.

Professor Hakim Adi obtained a BA and his PhD in African history from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London University, and has described himself as:

"a late developer into higher education.... I've taught history at every level you can imagine: schools, prison, adult education, further education, university. I've taught in Broadmoor, Strangeways - you name it, I've done it...".

He was Reader in the History of Africa and the African Diaspora at Middlesex University for many years until the department of history was closed down. He currently lectures in African History at the University of Chichester, West Sussex, and is one of the few African British academics to become recognised as a professor.

He was a founder member in 1991 of the Black and Asian Studies Association (BASA), which he chaired for several years.

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