African Lives in Northern England Book Front Cover

African Lives in Northern England

This booklet, authored by the African Lives in Northern England project and edited by Beverley Prevatt Goldstein, celebrates the history of Black lives in northern England and dispels the myth that the North East is exclusively white and monocultural. From Septimus Severus, the Roman Emperor, to 19th century Cumbrian John Kent who was believed to be Britain’s first black policeman, to 21st century Newcastle MP Chinyelu ‘Chi’ Onwurah, this booklet reveals a rich and diverse history.


This booklet will be launched on October 17th at Durham Book Festival, find out more and book tickets here. A talk and discussion will then take place at Stockton Reference Library, October 21st, 6-7.30pm. For more information and to book your place at £3 contact 01642 528079, Finally, a free mini-presentation will be held at Newcastle Central Library on October 23rd, 3-3.45pm. Each talk will be tailored to its location and signed copies of the booklet will be available to purchase.

Buy the Booklet

Booklets can also be purchased from Caroline Afolabi-Deleu at at £5.00 with £2.00 for packaging and postage  This is a limited edition and copies will be sent out on a first-come, first-serve basis as payments are received.