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Newham Black History Month October 2020
Newham Bookshop
is proud to support Newham Black History Month 2020
Black and British: A Forgotten History
Black and British: A short wessential history
The Girl with the Louding Voice
Terraformed: Young Black Lives in the Inner City
Mister Good Times

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David Olusoga

David Olusoga
Black and British

We have both of historian David Olusoga’s Black and British in stock: A Forgotten History, for adults, and A short essential history, published on 1 October, and suitable for children aged 12 upwards. To order your copies of any of the books featured in Black History Month events, email or visit us.

Abi Daré

Abi Daré
The Girl with the Louding Voice

Meet Adunni, a teenage girl born into a rural Nigerian village. Aged 14, she is a commodity, a wife, a servant. She is also smart, funny, curious, with a spirit and joy infectious to those around her. And despite her situation going from bad to worse, she has a plan to escape: she will find her ‘louding voice’ and get her education, so that she can speak up for herself – and for all the girls who came before her. Abi Daré discusses the inspiration for her debut novel The Girl with the Louding Voice followed by a Q&A.

Friday 23 October at 7 pm,
online, details later

Joy White

Joy White
Young Black Lives
in the Inner City

Newham author and researcher Joy White discusses how austerity, gentrification and structural racism have wreaked havoc on inner-city communities and analyses how these issues affect today’s black youth. Her book focuses on Forest Gate and Newham.

Wednesday 28 October, details later

Joy White also presents a screening of From Jimi Hendrix to J Hus: A Musical Story of Newham, a thought-provoking documentary with Newham residents talking about the musical genres that have formed the sonic backdrop to their lives.

Friday 30 October at 7 pm

Norman Jay

Norman Jay MBE
Good Times

An Evening with
DJ Norman Jay

Norman Jay MBE discusses his book Mister Good Times with author Sharmaine Lovegrove. It is a vivid and engaging portrait of the man behind the music that has inspired a whole generation of dance music fans worldwide. One of most respected and popular DJs in the world today, Norman is co-founder of the legendary Good Times Sound System and London dance music station Kiss FM.

Saturday 31 October at 7 pm, online

For details of all the FREE events in Newham Black History Month 2020 and how to book please visit their website.

A Promised Land
Barack Obama: A Promised Land is published by Viking on 17 November

Pre-order Barack Obama’s
A Promised Land from your
independent bookshop, saving £10.

A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making
– from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy

In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency – a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil.

Pre-order your copy from Newham Bookshop for £25 – saving £10 off the RRP. Email

Black History Month
Visit Newham Bookshop to browse our wide range of books. Get a free copy of Superior by Angela Saini with each purchase, while stocks last.

Family lessons for
Writing and Reading Newham
available here

Interested in learning more about Newham Bookshop and some of the people connected with it? We have four lessons for classroom or family use developed from On the Record’s oral history project centered around Newham Bookshop, Writing and Reading Newham. Click here for full details.

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