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.
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.
‘Eye-opening and heart-breaking but so joyous and hopeful… needs to be in every home, classroom and library’ ― Rashmi Sirdeshpande, author of ‘How to Change the World‘
‘A unique book that could help today’s pupils engage with not just the music of their parents and grandparents, but their histories, experiences and stories. Accessible, lively and informative’ ― School Reading List
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