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Musical Truth

Jeffrey Boakye
Illustrated by Ngadi Smart

This extraordinary retelling of black British history will dazzle readers of all ages.

£7.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571366491
Date Published
07.04.2022
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Summary

Music can carry the stories of history like a message in a bottle.

Lord Kitchener, Neneh Cherry, Smiley Culture, Stormzy . . . Groundbreaking musicians whose songs have changed the world. But how? This exhilarating playlist tracks some of the key shifts in modern British history, and explores the emotional impact of 28 songs and the artists who performed them.

This book redefines British history, the Empire and postcolonialism, and will invite you to think again about the narratives and key moments in history that you have been taught up to now.

Thrilling, urgent, entertaining and thought-provoking, this beautifully illustrated companion to modern black music is a revelation and a delight.

‘Engaging and accomplished . . . perfectly judged for young readers.’ Guardian

JeffreyBoakye

Jeffrey Boakye is a writer, teacher and music enthusiast originally from Brixton, London. His books include Hold Tight and Black, Listed. He is also the co-author of What is Masculinity? Why Does it Matter? And Other Big Questions. Jeffrey lives in East Yorkshire with his wife and two sons.

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