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FAB! Club: The Heart of The Race Reading with writer and organiser, Stella Dadzie

Sunday 28 June 2020

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The Heart of the Race: Black Women’s Lives in Britain
by Beverley BryanStella Dadzie, and Suzanne Scafe
Foreword by Lola Okolosie
First published in 1985, reprinted by Verso 2018

The Heart of the Race is a powerful corrective to a version of Britain’s history from which black women have long been excluded. It reclaims and records black women’s place in that history, documenting their day-to-day struggles, their experiences of education, work and health care, and the personal and political struggles they have waged to preserve a sense of identity and community. First published in 1985 and winner of the Martin Luther King Memorial Prize that year, The Heart of the Race is a testimony to the collective experience of black women in Britain, and their relationship to the British state throughout its long history of slavery, empire and colonialism.


Stella Dadzie is a founder member of OWAAD (Organisation for Women of Asian and African Descent) and is best known for The Heart of the Race: Black Women’s Lives in Britain (London: Virago, 1985), which won the 1985 Martin Luther King Award for Literature, and which she co-authored with Beverley Bryan and Suzanne Scafe. She has written widely on curriculum development and good practice with black adult learners and other minorities. She is well known for her contribution to tackling youth racism and working with racist perpetrators, and is a key contributor to the development of anti-racist strategies with schools, colleges and youth services.