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Musical Truth : A Musical History of Modern Black Britain in 28Songs

faber & faber



hardback book + signed bookplate!!

Released: 3rd Jun 2021

£12.99


hardback book

Released: 3rd Jun 2021

£12.99


The author of the astounding Grime bible - ‘Hold Tight’ - casts his net wider for this astute re-examination of the history of Black Britain.

This extraordinary retelling of Black British history will dazzle readers of all ages. A history book with a twist, structured around a playlist of twenty seven songs, listed chronologically. Each song is a jumping off point for deeper social, political and historical analysis, tracking key moments in Black history, and the emotional impact of both the songs and the artists who performed them. The book redefines British history, the Empire, and post colonialism, and invites readers to immerse themselves in music and think again about the narratives and key moments in history that they have been taught up to now.

Musical Truth : A Musical History of Modern Black Britain in 28Songs