Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire

Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire


From the first time he was stopped and searched as a child, to the day he realised his mum was white, to his first encounters with racist teachers - race and class have shaped Akala's life and outlook. In this unique book he takes his own experiences and widens them out to look at the social, historical and political factors that have left us where we are today.

Covering everything from the police, education and identity to politics, sexual objectification and the far right, Nativesspeaks directly to British denial and squeamishness when it comes to confronting issues of race and class that are at the heart of the legacy of Britain's racialised empire.

Our Review

Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire is a timely and fascinating book. It is incredibly thoroughly researched and full of a wealth of personal anecdotes to support his claims.

Akala’s book is eye opening especially to those of us whose experiences of the history of the British Empire is one that showed it only as a golden era.

Some of the things experienced by Akala and talked about in this book are truly horrific and unimaginable to those of us that don’t have his lived experiences.

If you want to know why racism and class struggles are very much still valid then this is the book to buy.

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