Barriers to Black Academia - Slavery, colonialism, and the case for reparative justice

Barriers to Black Academia — Slavery, Colonialism and the Case for Reparative Justice Online Symposia Analytical Report For Roundtable

Black Academia Series, Vol. 1, 2024

The aim of this report is to present the thematic issues that emerged from the symposia with regard to the nature, historical context and manifestations of those barriers faced by Black people in the academic pipeline as a legacy of enslavement and colonialism.

Lifting the Barriers to Black Academia Through Decolonisation and Positive Action — Policy Roundtable Report

Black Academia Series, Vol. 2, 2024

This roundtable report is a follow-up to a series of symposia panel discussions, ‘Barriers to Black Academia – Slavery, Colonialism and the Case for Reparative Justice’, which were held online during the pandemic in 2021. It aims to highlight recommendations to lift barriers to Black academia, and makes policy recommendations for government, regulators, funders and higher education providers.


Letters to Gil

by Malik Al Nasir

In this profound coming-of-age memoir, Malik Al Nasir tells the story of surviving physical and racial abuse in the British care system and discovering a new sense of self-worth under the wing of the great artist, poet and civil rights activist Gil Scott-Heron.

Written with lyricism and power, Letters to Gil tells a story of adversity, solidarity and how a boy who could barely read or write found his voice.

Available in various formats:

  • Hardback (£20)
  • Paperback (£9.99)
  • e-Book (£5.99)
  • Audiobook (£16.99)

Ordinary Guy

by Mark T. Watson

Mark T. Watson’s debut collection of poetry entitled “Ordinary Guy” charts the life of an extraordinary young man in search of truth, who by a twist of fate, has the good fortune to not only meet some of the most revolutionary poets of the age, but to also befriend them, work with them and study his art under their very tuition.


Tabbs & Bouncer

by Zakiyya Al Nasir

The story is aimed at 3-5 year olds and charts the adventures of two cats; Tabbs, who lives in a stately home and ally cat Bouncer who lives in a cave in Sefton Park. 


Ayesha's Rainbow

Ayesha's Rainbow

by Rabina Khan

Set in Tower Hamlets in the East End of London during times of racial tension, a little Asian girl befriends the mother of neo fascist living next door and a whole plethora of intrigue, plots and tragedy ensues.



Africa EP

by Malik & The O.G's
Label:MentiS RecordS – MentiS – 002
CD, EP, Stereo

Rhythms Of The Diaspora (Double Album)

by Malik & the O.G’s
Label:MentiS RecordS – MENTIS-001
2 x CD, Album, Stereo
Genre:Reggae, Folk, World, & Country
Style:Dub Poetry

In his first release, the unique two-for-one collection “Rhythms of the Diaspora Vol’s 1 & 2” Al Nasir presents two aspects of his creativity, on a collection of his challenging songs set to music and his own spoken word set, with rhythms from the whole black diaspora.