David Olusoga at the Hay Festival

  • Oxfam Moot, Hay on Wye
    Oxfam Moot
    Hay on Wye, UNITED KINGDOM
  • 27/05/2018 14:30 - 27/05/2018 15:30


Drawing on new genealogical research, original records and expert testimony, the historian and broadcaster reaches back to Roman Britain, the medieval imagination, Elizabethan 'blackamoors' and the global slave-trading empire in his acclaimed book, Black and British. He shows that the great industrial boom of the 19th century was built on American slavery, and that black Britons fought at Trafalgar and in the trenches of both World Wars. Black British history is woven into the cultural and economic histories of the nation. Chaired by Amol Rajan.

David Olusoga is a British-Nigerian historian, broadcaster and BAFTA award-winning presenter and filmmaker. His previous books include The Kaiser's Holocaust and The World's War. He was also a contributor to The Oxford Companion to Black British History.