David Olusoga

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My favourite overlooked Black writer – by Bernardine Evaristo, Margaret Atwood and more
From the memoirs of a slave to the story of Britain’s first Black headteacher, leading writers including Malorie Blackman and David Olusoga choose the Black authors who fired their imaginations

Interviews by Lucy Knight

19, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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TV tonight: Bake Off is back!
A dozen more baking hopefuls arrive in the tent. Plus: Never Mind the Buzzcocks returns. Here’s what to watch this evening

Phil Harrison, Ali Catterall, Hannah Verdier, Ellen E Jones and Paul Howlett

21, Sep, 2021 @5:20 AM

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TV tonight: how Spice Girls and their girl power changed Britain
A documentary asks how these five personalities combined to such memorable effect. Plus: A House Through Time continues. Here’s what to watch this evening

Phil Harrison, Jack Seale, Hannah J Davies and Paul Howlett

14, Sep, 2021 @5:20 AM

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TV tonight: David Olusoga is back with another historic house
This series of A House Through Time deals with a building in Leeds. Plus: Back to Life continues. Here’s what to watch this evening

Ammar Kalia, Phil Harrison, Graeme Virtue, Hannah Verdier and Simon Wardell

07, Sep, 2021 @5:20 AM

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This month’s best paperbacks: preppers, Hari Kunzru, a history of celebrity and more
Here are some of the best paperbacks out in August, including outstanding short stories, uplifting true tales, and a guide to becoming an expert

06, Aug, 2021 @12:29 PM

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The week in TV: This Way Up; Naomi Osaka; Our NHS: A Hidden History; Schmigadoon!
Aisling Bea’s pitch-perfect, bittersweet comedy is back; behind the scenes of Naomi Osaka’s recent troubles; and David Olusoga digs into NHS racism

Barbara Ellen

18, Jul, 2021 @8:30 AM

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TV tonight: David Olusoga uncovers rich history of migrants in the NHS
The historian explores the contributions of immigrant NHS staff, and the challenges they have faced. Plus: can you improve your memory? Here’s what to watch tonight

Ammar Kalia, Jack Seale, Ellen E Jones, Hannah J Davies and Paul Howlett

15, Jul, 2021 @5:20 AM

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Parallels in personal and national histories | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to an interview with David Olusoga and notions of history

Letters

08, Jun, 2021 @5:18 PM

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David Olusoga on race and reality: ‘My job is to be a historian. It’s not to make people feel good’
The professor and broadcaster discusses writing black Britishness back into history, the backlash this provokes – and why he’s so proud of his heritage

Aamna Mohdin

07, Jun, 2021 @9:30 AM

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‘A potent historical artefact’: the statue of Edward Colston’s new role
Historian David Olusoga says the memorial, on display graffitied and supine, is now telling a story

Damien Gayle

04, Jun, 2021 @5:28 PM

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Who’s missing? Top author stirs anger with ‘too white’ history
Richard Cohen’s new book, which has reportedly been dropped by his US publisher despite extensive additions, is still set for British release next month

Richard Brooks

16, May, 2021 @5:15 AM

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No 10 race report authors hit out at 'deeply personal' criticisms
Commission says depictions of them as ‘racism deniers, slavery apologists or worse’ are ‘dangerous’

Nadeem Badshah

02, Apr, 2021 @9:45 PM

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