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Dispatches from the Diaspora: From Nelson Mandela to Black Lives Matter

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Dispatches from the Diaspora brings together the vibrant journalism of one of the leading Black voices spanning the Atlantic, providing a must-read for anyone interested in the way we understand contemporary issues of race and identity. Dispatches from the Diaspora is a collection of extraordinary range that exemplifies Younge's gift to his readers over the years – a journalism that is sober and clear eyed, but always undergirded by optimism and faith in humanity. A powerful collection of journalism on race, racism and Black life and death from one of the nation’s leading political voices. Gary Younge is a journalist who throughout his career has shown a commitment to exploring, explaining and challenging his audience - his work … takes us to uncomfortable places but with clarity, humanity and empathy. From Nobel Laureates Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter to theatre greats Tom Stoppard and Alan Bennett to rising stars Polly Stenham and Florian Zeller, Faber Drama presents the very best theatre has to offer.

Gary's always impressive writing encompasses the voices of so many people who would otherwise go completely unheard.In 2009 he won the James Cameron award for the “combined moral vision and professional integrity” of his coverage of the Obama campaign. This book draws on my journalism from or about the African diaspora, including the Caribbean, Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone and Europe, as well as Britain and the US.

Being seen only as the thing that makes you different through the lens of those with the power to make that difference matter really is limiting. Lewisham is the London Borough of Culture 2022 and has a proud history of supporting refugees and migrants. Dispatches from the Diaspora is a collection of extraordinary range that exemplifies Younge's gift to his readers over the years - a journalism that is sober and clear eyed, but always undergirded by optimism and faith in humanity.Younge's work retains a sharp and grounded view, exulting the power of community to make change rather than the promises of individuals. In the last thirty years, no one has chronicled the most important events in Black life across the globe than Gary Younge.

A fear of being ‘pigeon-holed’ is one of the most common crippling anxieties of any minority in any profession. One of the first columns I wrote for the Guardian, about the NATO bombing of Bosnia, was spiked because the comment editor at the time thought I should stick to subjects closer to home.Gary Younge is an author, broadcaster and award-winning columnist for The Guardian, based in Chicago. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. Gary Younge is an award-winning author, broadcaster and professor of sociology at the University of Manchester in Britain. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others.

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