Peter Fryer

Peter Fryer (1927-2006) was a British writer and journalist. He is best known for his book 'Staying Power: The History of Black People in Britain', which is considered a seminal work on the history of the African diaspora in Britain. Fryer was also a correspondent for the Communist Party's Daily Worker (later the Morning Star) and reported on the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. His experiences in Hungary led him to leave the Communist Party. Throughout his career, Fryer wrote extensively on issues of race, colonialism, and social justice.


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  1. 1. Staying Power: The History of Black People in Britain

    "Staying Power: The History of Black People in Britain" is a comprehensive account of the African diaspora in Britain from Roman times to the present day. The book explores the various contributions of Black people to the British society, culture, and economy, challenging the traditional narrative that Black presence in Britain began with the Windrush generation. The author delves into the struggles, achievements, and resilience of Black people in Britain, offering a nuanced and detailed historical perspective.