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Prof Gretchen Gerzina launches a new edition of “Black England”

NB. Sadly, due to unforeseen circumstances, both events are cancelled. If there are new dates in the future, we will advertise them. Apologies from the IBAR team.

Gretchen Gerzina is the Paul Murray Kendall Chair in Biography, and Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her lunchtime lecture will introduce the new edition of her classic text Black England which has just been published. It has formed a landmark in Black British history as it engages with the lives of Black Britons long before the post-World II migration from the Caribbean and Africa. She will introduce historical characters featured in the book and answer questions about the book’s importance in this new era of Black Lives Matter.

Please click here to read a recent piece in The Guardian about Black England, written by renowned novelist Zadie Smith.

For more information on the book, please click here to download the publisher’s press release.

This Black History Month event is jointly organised by IBAR and the Centre for Migration, Diaspora and Exile (MIDEX) at UCLan.