Saturday, October 4, 2014

Marika Sherwood, Uncovering The History of Africans in Britain

Marika Sherwood with Ghanaian friend Zan Akologo
Marika Sherwood is a Hungarian-born historian, researcher, educator and author, based in England since 1965. Ms. Sherwood has been researching the history of Africans in Britain for the past 50 years or so. I'm not that familiar with her work but a google search of her name will lead to more material on the topic of African involvement in Britain, than one can cover in a short time. She is the owner of Savannah Press, a publisher for some of her books "at cost" prices.  I'm not going to try to cover a lot of what she did in this post but I would encourage you to start looking for some of the articles, books and interviews she is associated with on your own. I'm sure you won't be disappointed with what you discover.
An interview of Ms Sherwood on "Africa Past and Present" is what alerted me to her work. I hope you'll listen to it and continue to find out more on the history of Africans in Britain.
(Sorry the above link seems to be no longer active)