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Author: Caryl Phillips Narrator: A Full Cast Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2007 ISBN: 9781436133463
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Award-winning author Caryl Phillips shares the fact-based story of three foreigners—black men attempting to fit into a white world. Francis Barber worked for Dr. Samuel Johnson, and after the good doctor’s death he struggles for respect. Randy Turpin beats Sugar Ray Robinson in 1951, but soon falls into debt and despair. David Oluwale is a Nigerian immigrant who is brutally beaten by Leeds police officers in 1969. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Megan | 1/4/2010

    " A portrait of three black men in British history. Interesting subject matter, but the story doesn't really draw you in the way some Caryl Phillips stories do. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nate | 3/25/2008

    " Three separate historical fiction pieces about a black man's fall from grace. Caryl Phillips makes impressive style changes and creates human faces for the history of British race relations. "

About the Author

Author Caryl Phillips

Caryl Phillips is the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction. His novel A Distant Shore won the Commonwealth Writers Prize, and his other awards include the Martin Luther King Memorial Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and lives in New York.

About the Narrator

William Shakespeare (1564–1616), English poet and dramatist of the Elizabethan and early Jacobean period, is the most widely known author in all of English literature and often considered the greatest. He was an active member of a theater company for at least twenty years, during which time he wrote many great plays. Plays were not prized as literature at the time, and Shakespeare was not widely read until the middle of the eighteenth century, when a great upsurge of interest in his works began that continues today.