Women March 03, 2019 at 01:00 pm

5 prominent women in black British history who deserve more recognition than they are getting

Elizabeth Ofosuah Johnson | Staff Writer

Elizabeth Ofosuah Johnson March 03, 2019 at 01:00 pm

March 03, 2019 at 01:00 pm | Women

Magaret Busby 

Margaret Busy is the UK’s youngest and first black woman publisher after successfully setting up Allison and Busby publishing house in the 1960s. Originally a Ghanaian, Margaret Busby was born in 1944 at a time when Ghana was still called the Gold Coast. Her father, Dr George Busby, was a good friend of George Padmore. While in college in the UK, Margaret studied English at Bedford College, London University where she served as the editor of the school’s literary magazine. Many of her articles have been published in the Guardian and worked for radio and tv with networks such as the BBC. Through her outstanding work in the literary scene, she has edited many books and served as a judge for many literary awards such as the Caine Prize for African Writing and the Commonwealth Book Prize.


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