I felt like I was enrolled in a niversity course for all I was learning in parts of this book It makes you reflect go inward realize what you hadn t seen or known is educational insightful eye opening Through se of moving personal anecdotes and a wide breadth of historical and political knowledge Akala skilfully and convincingly states his case for how he views racial and class issues in the UK and worldwide for the 21st century This book deserves a 10 out of five If it were possible The sheer scale of facts leaves you extremely enlightened and I love they way that woven into this book is the author s own experiences Growing Up As A Self up as a self black man in today s BritainI would definitely recommend this book to purple struggling with race and identity issues However I would eually recommend this book to wider Britain who are ncomfortable discussing race issues to contribute towards a deeper Lichtenstein understanding of race dynamicsThe book demonstrates that the author has a solidnderstanding of the subject matter and also leaves room for opening p difficult but necessary discussions in the name of the title of the book Knowing Akala s intellect I expected this to be an enjoyable read but I had no idea it was autobiographical and as such found it difficult to put down once I started It was scary to note how despite being from an older generation of Pan Africanists so much of his childhood experience of racism and class based discrimination resonated with mine This book is consistently on point from his various historical analysis to his exposure of global Afriphobia Best of all it provides fully reasoned answers to many of the freuently sed platitudes by racists to justify Two Roads Natives Race and Clas. .
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Atred This book should be in EVERY HOME SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY LIBRARY home school and niversity library recommend for a and niversity library Highly recommend for a club or educational setting This personal account filled with historical facts really cuts away the fog of keeping calm about historical injustice racisms supported by a class system shrouded in #THE TRAPPINGS OF POMP AKALA EXPLAINS IT TO THE # trappings of pomp Akala explains it to the This is a great book from a fantastic author who went has yet again really opened my mind to the world out there and was exposed to great points anecdotes with colorful commentary and nderstanding I love this book I was not born with an opinion of the world but it clearly seemed that the world had an opinion of people like me I did not know what race and class supposedly were but the world taught me very ickly and the irrational manifestations of its prejudices forced me to search for answers Many of those answers are explored in this incredibly compelling work Akala talks about what it means to be mixed race or BAME and poor in the UK The Greatest You using personal examples from his childhood in the 80s onwards Heses his experiences to open p a w After listening to Akala on YouTube I was than intrigued by his literary prowess displayed in this book Akala integrates so many different fields of knowledge as he passionately affirms his points on race and class He is very much on point when he argues that the suffering of black people in Britain is as real as the suffering of African AmericansNatives succeeds at showing p the hypocrisy of Britain in relation to its ideals and its actual treatment of colonial subjects I would heartily recommend this book to any one interested in race relations in the colonial and modern era This book was well writ. S in the Ruins of Empire The Su. Ten and researched Thoroughly enjoyed this book Thanks Akala Well done This was a great read Book was so good I gave my paperback to a young man half way through and brought the kindle copy while still discussing
Just a wonderful content of information which will have you researching UK history and present day facts a lot Mya wonderful content of information which will have you researching UK history and present day facts a lot My at work ordered this and told me about it so I gave it A Go I Felt A go I felt a let down by it because the whole narrative is so maddeningly partial It reads like Akala see everything through a small prism of skin colour without considering too much how a wider perspective can lead to balanced conclusions I m sorry to say but his writing comes over like it was written by a socialist typing machine It s all the Crumbs usual thing one would expect Britain is a racist society America is the greatest threat to world peace Castro is great Linford Christie was a victim of racism for all the talk about his lunchbox but when Frank Bruno was racially abused for years by Black Britain that was all his fault because he was a royalist with Thatcherite politicsYou know the sort of thing the British empire was all about racism but the Caliphate s enslavement of white Christians for three hundred years across North Africa barely gets a mention I wonder whySo many Christian men women and children were enslaved by Muslim North Africans that the value of the Christian was so low one could swap a Christian for an onion No doubt Akala knows all this but for some reason chooses not to go into itIf you want the sort of stock woke stuff which re inforces what you already believe then this book will probably work for you If you actually want to learn something then don t believe the hype. Nday Times Bestseller Hardcover.