Britons Through Negro Spectacles

by ABC Merriman-Labor

Part of the Black Britain: Writing Back Series

History Humour (Non-Fiction) Travel Lifestyle, Hobbies and Leisure

Britons Through Negro Spectacles Synopsis

'We shall therefore confine our walk to Central London where people meet on business during the day, and to West London where they meet for pleasure at night. If you will walk about the first City in the British Empire arm in arm with Merriman-Labor, you are sure to see Britons in merriment and at labour, by night and by day, in West and Central London.'

In Britons Through Negro Spectacles Merriman-Labor takes us on a joyous, intoxicating tour of London at the turn of the 20th century. Slyly subverting the colonial gaze usually placed on Africa, he introduces us to the citizens, culture and customs of Britain with a mischievous glint in his eye. This incredible work of social commentary feels a century ahead of its time, and provides unique insights into the intersection between empire, race and community at this important moment in history.

Selected by Booker Prize-winning author Bernardine Evaristo, this series rediscovers and celebrates pioneering books depicting black Britain that remap the nation.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9780241559741
Publication date: 3rd February 2022
Author: ABC Merriman-Labor
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton Ltd an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 192 pages
Primary Genre History
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