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On Black British Men Reclaiming Space
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What is the experience of black men in Britain? With continued conversation around British identity, racism and diversity, there is no better time to explore this question and give black British men a platform to answer it. Safe: On Black British Men Reclaiming Space is that platform. Including essays from top poets, writers, musicians, actors and journalists, this timely and accessible book brings together a selection of powerful reflections exploring the black British male experience and what it really means to reclaim and hold space in the landscape of our society.

Where do black men belong in school, in the media, in their own families, in the conversation about mental health, in the LGBT community, in grime music - and how can these voices inspire, educate and add to the dialogue of diversity already taking place? Following on from discussions raised by The Good Immigrant and Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race, this collection takes listeners on a rich and varied path to confront and question the position of black men in Britain today and shines a light on the way forward.

Contributors include poet Suli Breaks, award-winning author Alex Wheatle, Channel 4 news reporter Symeon Brown, Guardian journalist Joseph Harker and many more.

Read by Derek Owusu, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Gbontwi Anyetei, Kenechukwu Obienu, Derek Oppong, Jude Yawson, Nels Abbey, Symeon Brown, Stephen Morrison-Burke, Okechukwu Nzelu, Robyn Travis, Aniefiok ‘Neef’ Ekpoudom, Joseph Harker, JJ Bola, Jesse Bernard, Courttia Newland, Alex Wheatle, Alex Holmes and Yomi Sode.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio on our Desktop Site.

©2019 Derek Owusu (P)2019 Orion Publishing Group Ltd

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A series of interesting and informative essays which helped make sense of my life

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Amazing! Just what the Literature world needs- more black, male voices!

I loved this book. I have it in hardback too and downloaded the audio for holiday.

Needless to say, I learnt A LOT and have gained a new perspective. I’ve been sharing the stories and ideas raised with my friends and family, which has ignited much debate.

A MUST READ!