Publications

The George Padmore Institute aims to make many of its public events and archives accessible to the public through publication. Our publication work has included the successful series of talks and conversations entitled Life Experience With Britain. In the first series of talks in 1997, seven prominent figures in Britain’s social, political and cultural life gave us insights into their experience of life with Britain -  a multifaceted story of engagement with Britain as new citizens. The talks bear witness to a history of struggle for freedom from political and cultural domination, for racial and social justice, as well as a history of cultural activism and educational endeavour in the act of humanising and transcending the limitations of British society. Series one and two were published as Changing Britannia: Life Experience With Britain, in 1999, and Building Britannia: Life Experience With Britain, in 2009

The first John La Rose Memorial Lecture which featured David Abdulah on 'Politics and People's Power after Obama' was published as a DVD in 2010. This was followed by the second lecture: Jayne Cortez on 'The Changing Nature of Black Cultural Politics 1960-2010' in 2011 which was also published. In 2012 we produced a DVD of the 1973 film Mangrove Nine ​which was directed by John La Rose and Franco Rossi. The final John La Rose lecture took place in 2013: Ngugi wa Thiong'o on 'Resisting Metaphysical Empires: Language as a War Zone' and was our last lecture publication. Other more recent GPI titles have include The New Cross Massacre Story: Interviews with John La Rose; this contains a prologue by Linton Kwesi Johnson and epilogue by Gus John, John La Rose Unending Journey Selected Writings ​(2014), Beacon of Hope New Beacon in Poetry and Prose (2016) ​which contains an essay by Dr. Ruth Bush and a poem by our inaugural 2016 Poet in Residence Jay Bernard and Dream To Change The World...The Book of the Exhibition (2018). More details of some of the earlier titles are given separately.

This section of the website is currently being redesigned, but all titles are available through the GPI or through our distributor New Beacon Books