Black, Listed: Black British Culture Explored

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Who is a roadman really? What’s wrong with calling someone a ‘lighty’? Why do people think black guys are cool? These are just some of the questions being wrestled with in ‘Black, Listed’, an exploration of 21st century black identity told through a list of insults, insights, and everything in-between. Taking a panoramic look at global black history, interrogating both contemporary and historical culture, ‘Black, Listed’ investigates the ways in which black communities (and individuals) have been represented, oppressed, mimicked, celebrated, and othered. Part historical study, part autobiographical musing, part pop culture vivisection, it’s a comprehensive attempt to make sense of blackness from the vantage point of the hilarious and insightful psyche of Jeffrey Boakye.

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AFRO-CARIBBEAN. COLOURED. ETHNIC MINORITY. IMMIGRANT. BAME. URBAN. WOKE. FAM. BLACK.

These are just some of the terms being wrestled with in Black, Listed, an exploration of twenty-first century Black identity told through a list of insults, insights and everything in between.

Taking a panoramic look at global Black history and contemporary culture, this book investigates the ways in which Black communities (and individuals) have been represented, oppressed, mimicked, celebrated and othered. Part autobiographical musing, part pop culture vivisection, it’s a comprehensive attempt to make sense of blackness from the vantage point of the hilarious and insightful psyche of Jeffrey Boakye.

PRAISE FOR BLACK, LISTED:

This book gives a voice to those whose experience is persistently defined, refined and denied by others’ David Lammy, Guardian

‘A panoramic exploration of black identity’ Elle

‘Urgent, timely reading’ AnOther Magazine

‘Inventive, refreshing and humorous‘ Bernardine Evaristo, author of Girl, Woman, Other

‘A truly radical book, which manages to be unflinching and constantly entertaining’ Caroline Sanderson, The Bookseller

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Weight 0.32 kg
Dimensions 19.6 × 12.6 × 3 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

403

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

305.896 (edition:23)

Readership

College – higher education / Code: F

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