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The Arms of Britannia Floella Benjamin

The Arms of Britannia By Floella Benjamin

The Arms of Britannia by Floella Benjamin


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Summary

Four years after arriving in England from Trinidad, Floella Benjamin has started to make a life for herself in the face of prejudice and discrimination. When a life-changing moment arrives in the shape of an audition for the musical Hair, she instinctively releases the performer within her. It's time to show her worth.

The Arms of Britannia Summary

The Arms of Britannia by Floella Benjamin

The powerful and inspirational second part of actress and television presenter Floella Benjamin's autobiography which covers her teenage years in 1960s Britain. Four years after arriving in England from Trinidad, Floella has started to make a life for herself in the face of prejudice and discrimination. Being a black teenager in 1960s Britain isn't easy but she overcomes adversity, faces up to a broken friendship and, in her first job, grasps the opportunity to change people's perceptions. And, when a life-changing moment arrives in the shape of an audition for the musical Hair, she instinctively releases the performer within her. It's time to show her worth - to show the world who she really is. Brave, funny and wise, with issues of race and discrimination handled sensitively and often with humour, Floella Benjamin's extraordinary story comes to an inspiring conclusion in the second part of her autobiography, and has a powerful message for teenagers today.

The Arms of Britannia Reviews

A thought-provoking counterbalance to the Swinging Sixties celebrity memoir * The Independent *

About Floella Benjamin

Floella Benjamin was born in Trinidad in 1949 and came to England as a child in 1960. She left school at sixteen with the aim of becoming Britain's first ever black woman bank manager but changed direction and became an actress, presenter, writer and producer, and an advocate for the welfare of children throughout the world. Her broadcasting work has been recognized with a Special Lifetime Achievement BAFTA and an OBE and she campaigned for twenty years to create the role of Children's Minister in 2003. She has written over twenty books including Skip Across the Ocean, My Two Grannies and the extraordinary Coming to England. Floella is married with two children.

Additional information

GOR002428401
9781406301465
1406301469
The Arms of Britannia by Floella Benjamin
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Walker Books Ltd
2010-10-04
176
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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