Musical truth : a musical history of modern Black Britain in 25 songs / Jeffrey Boakye ; illustrated by Ngadi Smart.
Publication year: 2021
Publisher: London : Faber,
ISBN: 9780571366484 (hbk.) :
A history book with a twist, structured around a playlist of twenty three 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.
206 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
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