The history of Black people in Britain is centuries long. Although integral to, and indivisible from 'British history', it is usually treated as a footnote - or forgotten altogether. But with the flourishing of the Black Lives Matter uprisings, and fierce debates around the legacies of colonialism, has come a renewed hunger for the recovery of this history. Many Struggles answers this call. Edited by one of the field's leading specialists, Hakim Adi, the book features contributions from an array of emerging scholar-activists. Covering the sixteenth to the late twentieth century, the book reveals the long history of African and Caribbean people in Britain, and the wider transformation of the diasporic community. Drawing on important and new archival research, the collection emphasises often-neglected themes within 'Black British History', such as local histories, women, gender, sexuality and political activism.
Many Struggles by Hakim Adi