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Musical Truth

Musical Truth

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Music can carry the stories of history like a message in a bottle. In this insightful book, Jeffrey Boakye explores the musical history of modern black Britain in 28 songs. With illustrations by Ngadi Smart.


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Lord Kitchener, Neneh Cherry, Smiley Culture, Stormzy . . . Groundbreaking musicians whose songs have changed the world. But how? This exhilarating playlist tracks some of the key shifts in modern British history, and explores the emotional impact of 28 songs and the artists who performed them.

This book redefines British history, the Empire and postcolonialism, and will invite you to think again about the narratives and key moments in history that you have been taught up to now.

Thrilling, urgent, entertaining and thought-provoking, this beautifully illustrated companion to modern black music is a revelation and a delight.

Dimensions: 13 x20cm
224 page paperback book

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