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John O’Connor, Leeds, 1982 (left), Mimi Joshua-Olushoga, London, 1971 (right) | This Is What British People Used To Dress Like
We've been a fan of British novelist Helen Oyeyemi, since her 1st novel, "The Icarus Girl" (penned when she was just 19). Her latest novel "Mr. Fox", received a great review from the NY Times and has been nominated for a 2012 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award.
Helen Folasade Adu OBE (born 16 January 1959), better known as Sade, is a British singer-songwriter, composer, and record producer. She first achieved success in the 1980s as the frontwoman and lead vocalist of the Brit and Grammy Award winning English group Sade. In 2002, she received an OBE from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace for services to music, and she dedicated her award to "all black women in England".
Olaudah Equiano (1745-1797)was a prominent African involved in the British abolitionist movement. He was enslaved as a child, purchased his freedom,worked as an author, merchant, and explorer in South America, Caribbean,Arctic, the American colonies. He settled in the United Kingdom in 1792. His autobiography, "The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano", depicts the horrors of slavery and influenced the enactment of the Slave Trade Act of 1807.