North Wales Jamaica Society: Black History Month Book Club 2022
During Covid this was held on Wednesday mornings from 9.30 - 11.00
..... as part of our Black History Month 2022 activities
Members of the North Wales Jamaica Society and authors discussed a range of books that tell the stories of Black History in Wales - hopefully this will inspire you to read some of them and perhaps share a review with the group.
We are linking with the National Library of Wales, as they have created an interesting list, which we can add to. Check out this link:
The sessions will include book reviews and background to books, with opportunities to meet some of the authors (who are still with us) and perhaps also gain some tips and hints if you are thinking of doing your own research and writing.
Here are some of the books we will be reviewing: NB - you don't have to have read the books!
Theme: Wales links with Slavery
Chris Evans – Slave Wales: The Welsh and Atlantic Slavery 1660-1850 (Cardiff, 2010).
A history of Wales’s role in Atlantic slavery.
Angharad Tomos - Castel Sigwr (2020) - now also in English
Theme: Black People in Wales
Alan Llwyd – Cymru Ddu: Hanes pobl dduon Cymru = Black Wales: a history of black Welsh people (Cardiff, 2005)
Theme: Welsh Missionaries and Explorers
Chris Draper and John Lawson-Reay - Scandal at Congo House (2015)
Helen Papworth - The Butterfly and the Bee - telling the story of H M Stanley's wife, exploring her life and their relationship
Charlotte Williams - Sugar and Slate
Theme: Reflections on racism and tolerance in Wales
Charlotte Williams, Neil Evans & Paul O'Leary - A Tolerant Nation - Revsiting Ethnic Diversity in a Devolved Wales (2015)
Theme: Writing in progress
Robert Burroughs - new book on the students who attended the African Institute in Colwyn Bay - to be published in 2023 but free to read on-line.
and we hope to add other work here ...