Onyekachi Wambu (ed.)
US edition: Hurricane Hits England – An Anthology of Writing About Black Britain
Preface by E. R. Braithwaite
Selected as a key title in the 'Well Worth Reading' national scheme promoting literature in libraries in 1998-99.
Contributors: Diran Adebayo, Jean Binta Breeze, Merle Collins, Bernardine Evaristo, Paul Gilroy, Stuart Hall, Victor Headley, CLR James, Hanif Kureishi, George Lamming, S.I. Martin, Dervla Murphy, Grace Nichols, Ben Okri, Caryll Phillips, Salman Rushdie, Sam Selvon, Wole Soyinka & others
SUNDAY TIMES – Wambu's wide-ranging anthology celebrates the insemination, proliferation and cross-pollination of the black voice in British culture … passionate, funny and moving.
LITERARY REVIEW – This book should be installed in every school library in Britain.
FINANCIAL TIMES – Some of the best writing about the Black British experience.
UK: original edition Phoenix | July 1999 | PB 448 pages GBP 5.99 | 978-0753808399 | Society, Politics & Philosophy, Social Sciences, Multicultural Studies, Black Studies
US: original edition Continuum | May 2000 | PB 448 pages USD 4.99 | 978-0826412614 | Biographies & Memoirs, Ethnic & National