In 1952, Beryl Gilroy moved from British Guiana to London. Her new life wasn’t what she had expected – but her belief in the power of education resulted in a revolutionary career. Black Teacher, her memoir, is a rediscovered classic: not only a rare first-hand insight into the Windrush generation, but a testament to how one woman’s dignity, ambition and spirit transcended her era.
‘A must-read. Her life makes you laugh. Her life makes you cry. Get to know her.’ Benjamin Zephaniah.
‘Full of wit, perceptiveness, humour and compassion.’ Bernardine Evaristo.
‘A beautiful memoir of one woman’s strength and dignity against the odds.’ Christie Watson.