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Stephen Bourne

Stephen Bourne, has been specialising in black British histories since 1991. He has written over 15 books, including the acclaimed Black in the British Frame, Elisabeth Welch: Soft Lights and Sweet Music and The Motherland Calls: Britain’s Black Servicemen and Women 1939-1945. Stephen received the 2015 Southwark Arts Forum Award for Literature for Black Poppies: Britain’s Black Community and the Great War. He is a regular contributor to BBC documentaries and has written for many publications, including The Voice, The Independent, BBC History Magazine and History Today.

Evelyn Dove: Britain’s Black Cabaret Queen, the biography of one of Britain’s first black female stars, is Stephen’s latest book, and will be released in October 2016.

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