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Black Teacher

By: Beryl Gilroy
Narrated by: Debra Michaels
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Summary

An unforgettable memoir by a trailblazing Black woman in post-war London.

Denied teaching jobs due to the colour bar. Working in an office amidst the East End’s bombsites. Serving as a lady’s maid to an Empire-loving aristocrat. Raising two children in suburbia. Becoming one of the first Black headteachers in Britain. Beryl Gilroy's memoir of her extraordinary life is a lost classic.

©2021 Beryl Gilroy (P)2021 Faber Audio

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"Fresh and vital.... Full of wit, perceptiveness, humour and compassion.... A hugely important memoir from the rare perspective of a Black woman transported to the colonial motherland." (Bernardine Evaristo)

"A must-read. Her life makes you laugh. Her life makes you cry. Get to know her." (Benjamin Zephaniah)

"A superb but shocking memoir.... Imaginative, resilient and inspiring." (Jacqueline Wilson)

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Inspiring, educational, eyes, mind opening and heartbreak.
I have learnt so much what meant by being a black person in UK.
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