Dispatches from the Diaspora celebrates the richness and the complexity of Black life and death whilst also interrogating inherited political and social assumptions.
Gary Younge entered New Orleans days after Hurricane Katrina, he watched the Black Lives Matter movement take off from a St Louis suburb, investigated knife crime in Britain and witnessed the effects of Covid on Black communities. He has made the case for removing statues and introducing White History Month. He has celebrated unsung heroes, from Notting Hill carnival's Claudia Jones to Claudette Colvin, who didn't give up her bus seat in Montgomery, Alabama, nine months before Rosa Parks. He has interviewed icons, from Angela Davis to Desmond Tutu.
Dispatches from the Diaspora is an unrivalled body of journalistic work from a unique perspective on the frontline, spanning the Caribbean, Africa, across Europe, as well as Britain and the United States. Younge urges the Black diaspora to 'imagine a world in which you might thrive, for which there is no evidence. And then fight for it.
Size: 154 x 234mm (paperback)
Publisher: Faber & Faber