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Hidden Histories – “African and Caribbean People in Britain (book launch)”

Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre (BGLT), Brunei Gallery, SOAS Brunei Gallery, SOAS, London, London

Despite the best efforts of researchers and campaigners, there remains today a steadfast tendency to reduce the history of African and Caribbean people in Britain to a simple story: it is one that begins in 1948 with the arrival of a single ship, the Empire Windrush, and continues mostly apart from a distinct British history, overlapping only on occasion amid grotesque injustice or pioneering protest. Yet, as acclaimed historian Hakim

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