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Author: Jennifer G. Robinson

Out of 100 – 12 Years A Slave

The horror on his face is indelible. The disbelief palpable. The confusion, as if a dream, dizzying, as Solomon Northrup wakes up to find himself in a dark unfamiliar space bound in rusted chains. This is 1841 upstate New York at a time when in this part of North America, some Africans were allowed to be ‘free’. The downside, kidnapping ‘free’ Africans and selling them was often a method used by slave owners to pay debts. Which is how Solomon Northrup a well-to-do, educated African family man ends up conned, drugged and bound for Louisiana, New Orleans; sold into...

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Is That It! Does Sexual Representation in Black British Film Need Performance Enhancers?

With chick-lit tome Fifty Shades of Grey (E. L. James, 2011) slated to make its screen appearance in 2014, sex – or its depictions on film will be brought to the forefront of film consciousness. The British Blacklist thought it was time to take a candid look at black sexual representation in British film. At last, a legitimate reason for Internet research using the words ‘sex, film, black’ in one sentence. Let’s just hope there’re no knocks on doors at strange times of the day from men in uniform… Whilst most adults will have had at least some experience of...

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