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    • Black and British

    • A Forgotten History
    • By: David Olusoga
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 24 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    David Olusoga's Black and British is a rich and revealing exploration of the extraordinarily long relationship between the British Isles and the people of Africa. Drawing on new genetic and genealogical research, original records, expert testimony and contemporary interviews, Black and British reaches back to Roman Britain, the medieval imagination and Shakespeare's Othello.

    Regular price: $31.97

    • First Contact/The Cult of Progress

    • Civilisations
    • By: David Olusoga
    • Narrated by: Ben Onwukwe
    • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In part one, 'First Contact', we discover what happened to art in the great Age of Discovery, when civilisations encountered each other for the first time. Although undoubtedly a period of conquest and destruction, it was also one of mutual curiosity, global trade and the exchange of ideas. In part two, 'The Cult of Progress', we see how the Industrial Revolution transformed the world, impacting every corner and every civilisation, from the cotton mills of the Midlands through Napoleon's conquest of Egypt to the decimation of both Native American and Maori populations and the advent of photography in Paris in 1839. 

    Regular price: $21.81

    • The World's War

    • By: David Olusoga
    • Narrated by: Nigel Carrington
    • Length: 16 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Every major battle fought on the Western Front, from the First Battle of Ypres to the Second Battle of the Marne, was fought by Allied armies that were multi-racial and multi-ethnic. Yet from the moment the guns fell silent the role of non-white soldiers was forgotten. The World's War brings to life the searing experiences of the hundreds of thousands of non-white troops whose bravery contributed to the final Allied victory.

    Regular price: $26.95