Black British Lives Matter with Lenny Henry and Marcus Ryder


Black British Reparations Matter With Kehinde Andrews and Esther Stanford Xosei

Season 1, Ep. 6

This is the podcast where we explore why and how Black British lives matter –What it means to be Black and British, our culture, our joy and our pain.

This week we discuss one big idea - reparations - paying Black British people, and Black people around the world, for the slavery and colonialism they suffered. Could reparations solve racism once and for all, and how would it eve work? Professor Kehinde Andrews and activist and lawyer, Esther Stanford Xosei join Lenny and Marcus to discuss.

Additional reading about reparations recommended in the podcast:

Back to Black: Retelling Black Radicalism for the 21st Century by Kehinde Andrews

How Europe Underdeveloped Africa by Walter Rodney

Capitalism and Slavery by Eric Williams

Slavery Reparations: The Time is Now by Nora Whitman

Esther Stanford Xosei’s chapter ‘The long road of Pan-African liberation to reparatory justice’ is in Black British History: New Perspectives edited by Hakim Adi


Find out more about the hosts and guests:


Kehinde Andrews

Twitter: @kehinde_andrews

Instagram: @kehindeandrews

Esther Stanford-Xosei

Twitter: @Xosei

Instagram: @mzxosei

Marcus Ryder is on Twitter @marcusryder

Lenny Henry is also on Twitter @LennyHenry


Our book: Black British Lives Matter by Lenny Henry and Marcus Ryder is published by Faber & Faber and is available to purchase here:


Podcast art by Faber

Music by The Lethargees

This podcast is a Faber & Faber production

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