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David Olusoga

David Olusoga is a British-Nigerian historian, broadcaster and film-maker. Born in Lagos, Nigeria David studied history and journalism before joining the BBC.

He’s the maker of award-winning TV and radio documentaries and also a writer, the author of Black and British: A Forgotten History,Civilisations: First Contact; The Cult of Progress, the prize-winning The Worlds’War: Forgotten Soldiers of Empire, and he’s co-author of The Kaiser’s Holocaust: Germany’s Forgotten Genocide.

David’s books and television programmes have explored the themes of colonialism, race, slavery, the slave trade and contemporary culture in the UK and USA. He’s currently working on a series about empire. David Olusoga has recently joined The University of Manchester as Professor of Public History.

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