Literature

Am I Black?

It was a journey that I think I always knew I would make. A journey that in the end, I knew I would have to make, to a destination I feared I might never reach. You see for me, this was more than a journey. This was a search to find the answer to a …

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All of Me by Robert Worrall

It’s not what I felt that drove me forward But what I wanted to feel It’s not what I knew But what I wanted to know

Rob Worrall riding a bike

Finding Father?

‘It could almost be surreal, if it wasn’t true. Here I am sitting on a beach in the North East of England, a divorcing 35 year old father of two, with my children playing in the sea, contemplating a trip to Africa’s most populous State to meet my birth father for the first time. In …

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Raiding the Gene Pool

Book Review : Raiding the Gene Pool

I can't review this book without telling you that I've been excited about it since it was a mere twinkle in Jill Olumide's eye. It's only fair to declare my interest right from the start.

Book Review : Remember Me

At last! A book that applauds the history and achievements of mixed race people. Remember Me, by Asher and Martin Hoyles, sets out to show how mixed race people have made and continue to make positive contributions to the world. The book is a collection of biographies of present day and historical figures.

Growing Into My Skin

Now I thank God that I am mixed race, although for many years I resented the fact that I was different because it brought trouble to my door. I remember being on a bus one day when I was about 13 and suddenly noticing that my hand was brown. Everyone else on the bus was …

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2001 : A Race Odyssey

2001 will herald a new age. The change may not be noticed by most people, but for the growing number of mixed race Britons the next census will give them their first opportunity for official recognition. For a group which has been consistently ignored and marginalised throughout history this is a milestone. For all of …

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Fragmented Identities Among Post-Colonial Fijians

Lucy de Bruce is from the Kailoma community of Fiji. Kailomas are the descendants of indigenous Fijians and European settlers who became the first ‘blended people’ of the Fiji Islands during the early nineteenth century. They are also known as Vasu. Over the years the category has grown to include other blood mixtures, although the …

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