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Stuart Hall’s memoir Familiar Stranger: A Life between Two Islands, published by Duke University Press in North America and Penguin in the UK, is now available for purchase online and in bookshops. Stuart Hall, a teacher, thinker and one of the leading intellectuals of his age writes about growing up in a middle-class family in 1930s Jamaica and his journey to the UK. Familiar Stranger takes us to the heart of Hall’s struggle in post-war England: that of building a home and a life in a country where, rapidly, radically, the social landscape was transforming, and urgent new questions of race, class and identity were coming to light. An audio recording from the book launch is available in the library section on our website.
This is a miracle of a book.
Compelling. Stuart Hall’s story is the story of an age.
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