Andrea Levy - The Long Song
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Andrea Levy discusses the legacy of slavery with Nicola
Following the success of her latest book The
Long Song Andrea Levy discusses how slavery has been
recorded in British history.
Winner of the 2011 Walter Scott Prize and shortlisted for the
2011 Man Booker, The Long Song imagines how slaves may
have lived their lives around the day to day struggles of keeping
body and soul together at a time when the era of the master/slave
relationship was drawing to a close.
Talking to Nicola Barranger in
this audio interview Levy points out that since slavery happened
mostly across the Atlantic, many schools and universities in the UK
would rather ignore the contribution that 300 or so years of
slavery made to British history.