Celebrate Black History Month 2018.
October 2019: This October marks the 32nd year of Black History Month in the UK. It's a commemoration that means different things to different people, but for us it is a chance to draw a spotlight towards the literary achievements of classic and contemporary British authors. From precipitating far-reaching cultural conversations (it's Renni Eddo-Lodge's book that comes to mind here) to reflecting on a life of astounding artistic talents (check out The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah), join us in celebrating this carefully curated, though by no means exhaustive, collection of brilliant authors.

Member favourites

Highly-rated by Audible listeners, these three picks have been given the stamp of approval by our toughest and most passionate critics.

Queenie Candice Carty-Williams
“Beautifully narrated this is a brilliant exploration of life as a black woman in London. From the horror of dating apps to the desire to have your story told.”
Girl, Woman, Other Bernardine Evaristo
“Wow! What a phenomenal piece of work, fantastically written, beautifully and vibrantly read. Loved, loved LOVED!”
Afropean Johny Pitts
“This book is for anyone and everyone who wants to know black history and how black history is integrated with the world you see today.”

From the award-winning musician

Natives

Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire
By: Akala
Narrated by: Akala
Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
Unabridged
5 out of 5 stars 4.9 (5,156 ratings)

Historical Listens

Three masterful writers draw our attention to how what has come before influences the present

Brit(ish) Afua Hirsch
“Afua Hirsch is British. Her parents are British. So why is her identity and sense of belonging a subject of debate?”
Black and British David Olusoga
“A rich and revealing exploration of the extraordinarily long relationship between the British Isles and the people of Africa.”
The Lost Child Caryl Phillips
“At the centre of this story is Monica Johnson, cut off from her parents after falling in love with a foreigner, and her struggle to raise her sons in the wild moors of the north of England.”

From the influential political campaigner

Rise

Life Lessons in Speaking Out, Standing Tall & Leading the Way
Narrated by: Gina Miller
Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
Unabridged
5 out of 5 stars 4.8 (65 ratings)

An interview with Reni Eddo-Lodge

Meet the author of Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
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