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The Louder I Will Sing: A story of racism, riots and redemption: Winner of the 2020 Costa Biography Award
 

The Louder I Will Sing: A story of racism, riots and redemption: Winner of the 2020 Costa Biography Award (Paperback)

By Lawrence, Lee

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AKALA: 'This is the story of arguably one of the most important, yet least known, events in modern British history. Lee's journey and fight for justice are both inspiring and enraging.' What would you do if the people you trusted to uphold the law committed a crime against you? W...ho would you turn to? And how long would you fight them for? On 28th September 1985, Lee Lawrence's mother Cherry Groce was wrongly shot by police during a raid on her Brixton home. The bullet shattered her spine and she never walked again. In the chaos that followed, 11-year-old Lee watched in horror as the News falsely pronounced his mother dead. In Brixton, already a powder keg because of the deep racism that the community was experiencing, it was the spark needed to trigger two days of rioting that saw buildings brought down by petrol bombs, cars torched and shops looted. But for Lee, it was a spark that lit a flame that would burn for the next 30 years as he fought to get the police to recognise their wrongdoing. His life had changed forever: he was now his mother's carer, he had seen first-hand the prejudice that existed in his country, and he was at the mercy of a society that was working against him. And yet that flame - for justice, for peace, for change - kept him going. The Louder I Will Sing is a powerful, compelling and uplifting memoir about growing up in modern Britain as a young Black man. It's a story both of people and politics, of the underlying racism beneath many of our most important institutions, but also the positive power that hope, faith and love can bring in response.
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ISBN 9780751581034
Released NZ 2 Sep 2021
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780751581034
Stock Release date is 2 September 2021
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Imprint Sphere
Released 2 Sep 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Lawrence, Lee
Category Biography & Autobiography
Black studies
Police & Security Services
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 196mm
Spine: 22mm
Dewey Code 942.165
Weight 217g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Blacks - Social conditions - Great Britain, Brixton London, England - Race relations, Great Britain - Race relations
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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