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The Voice : 40 years of Black British lives

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Launched at the 1982 Notting Hill Carnival, The Voice newspaper captured and addressed a generation figuring out what it meant to be Black and British. Written for and by Black people, the newspaper shone a light on systematic injustices as well as celebrating Black Britain's success stories. From hard hitting news reports covering the murder of Stephen Lawrence to championing the likes of Sir Lewis Hamilton and Idris Elba, the newspaper has campaigned, celebrated and educated people for the last forty years. The Voice documented everyday life in the community, from the emergence of a Black middle class in the '90s and the achievements of Black entrepreneurs to how different facets of the community were explored in contemporary music and literature. Told through news reports, editorials and readers' personal letters, this emotive book documents the social history of Black Britain over the last four decades.
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The Voice : 40 years of Black British lives / [foreword by Sir Lenny Henry].
London : Ebury Press, 2022.
x, 320 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
9781529902426 (hbk)
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