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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.
"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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- Faraj Alnasser
What a harmony ♥️
Inspiring, educational, eyes, mind opening and heartbreak.
I have learnt so much what meant by being a black person in UK.