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CYMRU DDU: BLACK WALES:
Hanes Pobl Dduon Cymru
A History of Black Welsh People
By Alan Llwyd
Foreword: Glenn Jordan

This was a joint project between S4C and Butetown History & Arts Centre. This is a unique account of a hidden history. Since at least the 16th century, there has been a black presence in Wales, but much of that history has remained untold – until now.

Wales is a small country with a small population, whose native people are often considered to be an ethnic minority. So what have been the relationships between the white Welsh and the black people who have lived in Wales as a result of immigration and birth? How tolerant has Wales been of its newcomers and brown-skinned citizens? Why were there race riots in 1919?

From the houseboys and girls of the 17th century to the sporting and literacy heroes of today, this book examines the gradual weaving together of the black and white strand of Welsh society. It is a history told, in a bilingual form, for the first time.

Author Alan Llwyd is a prolific writer and publisher, as well as being a chaired Bard. This book is the result of over two years’ research which started when Alan was developing the scripts for the TV series for S4C, Cymru Ddu (Black Wales).

Table of Contents:

Forward by Glenn Jordan, Director of BHAC

Introduction

1. SET US FREE: Wales & The Slave Trade
2. SLAVES, SERVANTS, MAIDSERVANTS & MASTERS: The First Black Welsh People
3. THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST SLAVERY: The Welsh Abolitionists
4. A PIONEER AND A MISSIONARY: Henry Morgan Stanley and William Hughes
5. NURTURING ROOTS: The First Black Community
6. RACISM AND RIOTS: The South Wales Race Riots, 1919
7. BETWEEN WAR: Seamen and Miners
8. CROSSING BORDERS: The Second World War and its Effects
9. RACISM WITHIN THE LEGAL SYSTEM: The Case of Mahmoud Hussein Mattan
10. BREAKING THROUGH: Talent and Racism in the Modern Period
11. WE ARE BLACK AND WE ARE WELSH: Black Identity

Bibliography

This book may still be available from:
Ivy Tower Books
Thomas Street
Briton Ferry, Neath
Port Talbot, SA11 2RN
 

 

 

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