An enthusiastic, energetic, humorous, 'fanboying' journey through a section of UK Black music history, Hold Tight is like a fantastic joyride with an Amen break enthused soundtrack.
Celebrating 21 years since the debut of The Scholar by Courttia Newland. A Black British classic, the novel tells the story of Cory and Sean, two cousins growing up on a West London estate.
Scotland Yardie is the eponymous hero of this graphic novel created by Bobby Joseph, (creator of the 90s Black British comic Skank Magazine). Brought in from the Jamaican police force as part of a new (and not in the least cynical) drive to attract ethnic minorities to the Met, Yardie abides by his own set of … Continue reading Scotland Yardie – Bobby Joseph
At first glance D.D. Armstrong's debut novel Lynch's Road, appears to be just another novel about crime, drug dealers, addicts, and violence within the black community, novels which at times fill my heart with despair as I begin to wonder 'do we not have any other stories to tell?'. However, I was suitably surprised as this novel … Continue reading Lynch’s Road
The Silent Twins is journalist Marjorie Wallace's moving and compulsive true story about identical twins June and Jennifer Gibbons . From a young age, the twins refused to speak to anyone, including their parents and siblings. The reasons for their shared silence is never fully understood. Though the sisters did have a slight speech impairment, … Continue reading The Silent Twins