Hardback An African in imperial London : the indomitable life of A.B.C. Merriman-Labor / Danell Jones.
Publication year: 2018
Publisher: Hurst & Company
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 1849049602 9781849049603 (hbk.) :
In a world dominated by the British Empire, at a time when many Europeans considered black people inferior, African writer A. B. C. Merriman-Labor claimed his right to describe the world as he found it. During his 15 years in London, he looked at the greatest city in the greatest empire the world had ever known and laughed. 'An African in Imperial London' is the first biography of this extraordinary man. It describes the tragic spiral that pulled him down the social ladder from writer and barrister to munitions worker, from witty observer of the social order to patient in a state-run hospital for the poor. Danell Jones sketches a vivid portrait of the great metropolis as it writhed its way into a new century of appalling social inequity, world-transforming inventions, and unprecedented demands for civil rights.
320 pages ; 22 cm