Jeffrey redefines British history, the Empire, postcolonialism and more through the exploration of Black music
About The Author:
Jeffrey Boakye was born in Brixton in South London. He has taught English to 11 to 18-year-olds since 2007, first in London and now in Yorkshire. Jeffrey has a particular interest in issues surrounding race, education and popular culture.
About The Book:
Lord Kitchener, Neneh Cherry, Smiley Culture, Stormzy . . . Groundbreaking musicians whose songs have changed the world. But how? This exhilarating playlist tracks some of the key shifts in modern British history, and explores the emotional impact of 28 songs and the artists who performed them. This book redefines British history, the Empire and postcolonialism, and will invite you to think again about the narratives and key moments in history that you have been taught up to now. Thrilling, urgent, entertaining and thought-provoking, this beautifully illustrated companion to modern black music is a revelation and a delight.
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This book redefines British history, the Empire and postcolonialism, and will invite you to think again about the narratives and key moments in history that you have been taught up to now.
Musical Truth: A Musical History of Modern Black Britain in 28 Songs