100 Great Black Britons by Patrick Vernon & Angelina Osborne

Genre: Biographies Published: 2020 No. of Pages: 464 In 2003, Patrick Vernon, frustrated with the lack of attention and education regarding Black historical figures who are an intrinsic part of British history, launched a campaign inviting the public to vote for a Black Briton whom they most admired. The campaign was hugely successful and leadContinue reading “100 Great Black Britons by Patrick Vernon & Angelina Osborne”

A Gift Of Love by Martin Luther King Jr.

Genre: Sermons Published: 1969 No. of Pages: 190 A Gift of Love is indeed one of King’s many gifts given to us. It is a collection of sixteen of his classic sermons preached, with two new speeches, and many of which he began compiling whilst in jail. King imparts his profound wisdom and knowledge with theContinue reading “A Gift Of Love by Martin Luther King Jr.”

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Genre: Autobiography Published: 1969 No. of Pages: 309 A strikingly moving first instalment of her autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings spans Angelou’s childhood in the American South during the 1930s. Rife with racism, Angelou recounts her experiences as a black woman whilst living with her grandmother in Stamps, Arkansas, and later with her motherContinue reading “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou”

Ode to Angelou’s Bird

The caged bird singsDenied an existence beyond the barsUntouched by the sky with its dormant wingsInflicted with invisible permanent scarsMusic is its only strength. Notes of cadence and pure delicacyWeave through a network of knotted treesFlowers dance to the enchanted melodyEchoing past clouds aided by the breezeIt sings like no other. But it is notContinue reading “Ode to Angelou’s Bird”