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Black Teacher

by Beryl Gilroy - £10.99  Faber & Faber (2022)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780571366989 | ISBN 10: 0571366988

The rediscovered classic: a trailblazing Guyanese woman's memoir of post-war London, introduced by Bernardine Evaristo ('full of wit, perceptiveness, humour and compassion')
 
Denied teaching jobs due to the colour bar.
Working in an office amidst the East End's bombsites.
Serving as a lady's maid to an Empire-loving aristocrat.
Raising two children in suburbia.
Becoming one of the first black headteachers in Britain.
 
In 1952, Beryl Gilroy moved from British Guiana to London. Her new life wasn't what she expected - but her belief in education resulted in a revolutionary career.
 
Black Teacher, her memoir, is a rediscovered classic: not only a rare insight into the Windrush generation, but a testament to how her dignity, ambition and spirit transcended her era.

(Price & availability last checked: September 2022)

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