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Revolutionary Acts : Love & Brotherhood in Black Gay Britain | Jason Okundaye

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In this landmark social history, Jason Okundaye meets an elder generation of Black gay men and finds a spirited community full of courage, charisma and good humour. Hungry to tell their past, they speak of nightlife, resistance, political fights, loss, gossip, sex, romance and vulgarity. Through their conversations he seeks to reconcile the Black and gay narratives of Britain, narratives frequently cleaved as distinct and unrelated.


Tracing these men's journeys and arrivals to South London through the seventies, eighties and nineties, Okundaye relays their stories with rare compassion, listening as they share intimate memories and reflect upon their lives. They endured and fought against the peak of the AIDS epidemic, built social groups and threw underground parties; they went to war with institutions (and with each other) and created meaning within a society that was often indifferent to their existence.


Revolutionary Acts renders a singular portrait of Britain from the perspective of those buffeted by the winds of marginalisation and discrimination. It is a portrait marked by resilience and self-determination, inspired by the love and beauty Black men have found within each other.

 

Size: 161 x 242mm (hardcover with dust jacket)

Pages: 304

Publisher: Faber & Faber

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