Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire - The

Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire - The Sunday Times Bestseller A potent combination of autobiography and political history which holds up a mirror to contemporary Britain IndependentA history lesson of the kind you should get in school, but don tStylist Powerful The kind of disruptive, aggressive intellect that a new generation is closely watching Afua Hirsch, GuardianPart biography, part polemic, this powerful, wide ranging study picks apart the British myth of meritocracy David Olusoga, Guardian Inspiring Madani Younis, ObserverA searing modern polemic and Sunday Times bestseller from the BAFTA and MOBO award winning musician and political commentator, AkalaFrom the first time he was stopped and searched as a child, to the day he realised his mum was white, to his first encounters with racist teachers race and class have shaped Akala s life and outlook In this unique book he takes his own experiences and widens them out to look at the social, historical and political factors that have left us where we are todayCovering everything from the police, education and identity to politics, sexual objectification and the far right, Natives will speak directly to British denial and squeamishness when it comes to confronting issues of race and class that are at the heart of the legacy of Britain s racialised empire A book bristling with intelligence and insight Irish Times

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