We are pleased to welcome Professor Hakim Adi on Thursday, November 10th to discuss his newest publication, African and Caribbean People in Britain: A History (Penguin, 2022). Professor Adi will discuss the process of researching and writing this book with the audience, followed by a Q&A and a book signing.
There will be an opportunity to purchase the book at a special rate from the CCCU bookshop at the event, but you can also pre-order to ensure your copy. Light refreshments will be provided from 5pm.
Tickets for the event are free, but booking is recommended. You can find tickets here.
Prof. Hakim Adi is Professor of the History of Africa and the African Diaspora at the University of Chichester. Hakim was the first historian of African heritage to become a professor of history in Britain. In January 2018, he launched the world’s first online Masters by Research (MRes) programme on the History of Africa and the African Diaspora. Hakim is also the founder and consultant historian of the Young Historians Project.
He has appeared in many documentary films, on TV and on radio and has written widely on the history of Africa and the African Diaspora, including history books for children such as The History of African and Caribbean People in Britain (Wayland, 2020) and African Migrations (Wayland, 2020). His publications have been translated into French, Spanish and Portuguese and include: West Africans in Britain 1900-60: Nationalism, Pan-Africanism and Communism (Lawrence and Wishart, 1998); (with M. Sherwood) The 1945 Manchester Pan-African Congress Revisited (New Beacon, 1995) and Pan-African History: Political Figures from Africa and the Diaspora since 1787 (Routledge, 2003). His most recent books are Pan-Africanism and Communism: The Communist International, Africa and the Diaspora, 1919-1939 (Africa World Press, 2013), Pan-Africanism: A History (Bloomsbury Press, 2018) and, as editor Black British History: New Perspectives (Zed, 2019) and Black Voices on Britain (Macmillan, 2022). His latest publication is African and Caribbean People in Britain: A History (Penguin, 2022). https://www.hakimadi.org/
This event is part of CCCU’s Black History 365 programme and our commitment to celebrating and recognising the invaluable contributions of the Black community throughout the year.