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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 (Hardback)

By Lawrence, Lee

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What would you do if the people you trusted to uphold the law committed a crime against you? Who 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 black man, and what it takes to defend the truth, hold the powerful to account and heal the wounds racism leaves behind.
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ISBN 9780751581041
Released NZ 17 Dec 2020
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780751581041
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Imprint Sphere
Released 17 Dec 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Lawrence, Lee
Category Biography & Autobiography
Black studies
Police & Security Services
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 160mm
Height: 238mm
Spine: 28mm
Dewey Code 942.165
Weight 460g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
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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