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The Heart of the Race: Black Women's Lives in Britain

Beverley Bryan, Stella Dadzie and Suzanne Scafe ; foreword by Lola Okolosie
Format
Book
Published
London ; New York : Verso, 2018.
Language
English
ISBN
9781786635860, 1786635860, 9781786635877, 9781786635884
Summary
Heart of the Race is a powerful corrective to a version of Britain's history from which black women have long been excluded. It reclaims and records black women's place in that history, documenting their day-to-day struggles, their experiences of education, work and health care, and the personal and political struggles they have waged to preserve a sense of identity and community. First published in 1985 and winner of the Martin Luther King Memorial Prize that year, Heart of the Race is a testimony to the collective experience of black women in Britain, and their relationship to the British slate throughout its long history of slavery, empire and colonialism. This new edition includes a foreword by Lola Okolosie and an interview with the authors, chaired by Heidi Safia Mirza, focusing on the impact of their book since publication and it continuing relevance today--back cover.
Contents
  • Labour pains: Black women and work
  • Learning to resist: Black women and education
  • The uncaring arm of the state: Black women, health and the welfare services
  • Chain reactions: Black women organising
  • Self-consciousness: Understanding our culture and identity.
Description
xiii, 285 pages ; 21 cm
Notes
  • Originally published : London : Virago, 1985.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-278) and index.
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