In a world dominated by the British Empire, and at a time when many Europeans considered black people inferior, Sierra Leonean writer A. B. C. Merriman-Labor claimed his right to describe the world as he found it. He looked at the greatest city in the greatest empire the world had ever known--and laughed.
An African in Imperial London: The Indomitable Life of A.B.C. Merriman-Labor (Hurst/Oxford University Press) tells the fascinating story of early 20th-century London through the eyes of this ambitious young African who spent fifteen years in the great metropolis. In this first bio