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Black Oot Here: Black Lives in Scotland

Francesca Sobande & Layla-Roxanne Hill More by this author...£17.996 Oct 2022

What does it mean to be Black in Scotland today?

How are notions of nationhood, Scottishness, and Britishness implicated in this?

Why is it important to archive and understand Black Scottish history?

Reflecting on the past to make sense of the present, Francesca Sobande and layla-roxanne hillexplore the history and contemporary lives of Black people in Scotland. Based on intergenerational interviews, survey responses, photography, and analysis of media and archived material, this book offers a unique snapshot of Black Scottish history and recent 21st century realities. Focusing on a wide range of experiences of education, work, activism, media, creativity, public life, and politics, Black Oot Here presents a vital account of Black lives in Scotland, while carefully considering the future that may lie ahead.

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