The Voice: 40 Years of Black British Lives


With a forward by Sir Lenny Henry, the book, The Voice:  40 Years of Black British Lives is a celebration of the 40 years The Voice Newspaper has spent educating, entertaining and campaigning tirelessly on behalf of Black people in Britain.

Elizabeth Bond, publishing director for Ebury Partnerships, acquired world rights from The Voice for publication on 6th October 2022.  The publisher said: “We are absolutely delighted to be partnering with The Voice, to pay tribute to the extraordinary journalists and dedicated readers that have made the newspaper the institution it is today. From highlighting systemic racism to championing future superstars of politics, sport and the arts, this book honours the sheer breadth of The Voice’s editorial scope and its incredible relationship with the Black community.”

Paulette Simpson CBE, Executive Director of The Voice said I am extremely proud of what The Voice stands for today in 2022 as we celebrate our 40th anniversary.   The partnership with Ebury is a proud moment for our entire team as the book provides an authentic and credible account of the social history of Black Britain and provides an opportunity to discuss and celebrate what matters most to our community.”

Mia Oakley, campaigns officer and co-chair of Colour, the network for Black, Asian and marginalised communities at Penguin Random House UK, added: “I am so thrilled to be working with The Voice on its debut.  This incredible social history is filled with so many stories of Black Britain which would have been otherwise forgotten and have given voices to those who often felt voiceless.”

Fionn Hargreaves, editor, said: “I love that we have been able to delve into The Voice’s archives to showcase their iconic front pages and fascinating inside stories. They illustrate the story of the newspaper perfectly and, I’m sure, will evoke nostalgia with The Voice’s long-time readers.”

The Voice will be published in hardback on 6th October 2022.

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