Jack Kerouac’s Beat classic inspired the Lowborn author to travel from Great Yarmouth library to New York, San Francisco, and around the globe.
The Abolition Act of 1833 was not a benevolent gesture on behalf of the government but a hardwon victory led by black campaigners. Through a series of loopholes, Britain continued to profit from the industry long afterwards. In this an extract from her book Brit(ish), Afua Hirsch explores the truth about our history with the slave trade.
In this extract from his 2019 book How To Be an Antiracist, historian Ibram X. Kendi breaks down exactly what the term means – and why clear language is a vital first step in the battle against prejudice.
If you're stuck in the house and looking for solace or stimulation, there's never been a better moment to curl up with a truly great novel. We recommend some time-tested and beloved Russian classics that offer escape from the present moment.