Hidden Heritage: Rediscovering Britain’s Relationship with the Orient

Fatima Manji

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Vintage Publishing

Published: 11th Aug '22

£10.99

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Description

A fresh perspective on British history from award-winning broadcaster Fatima ManjiWhy was there a Turkish mosque adorning Britain’s most famous botanic garden in the eighteenth century? How did a pair of Persian-inscribed cannon end up in rural Wales? And who is the Moroccan man depicted in a long-forgotten portrait hanging in a west London stately home? Throughout Britain’s museums, civic buildings and stately homes, relics can be found that reveal the diversity of pre-twentieth-century Britain and expose the misconceptions around modern immigration narratives. In her journey across Britain exploring cultural landmarks, Fatima Manji searches for a richer and more honest story of a nation struggling with identity and the legacy of empire.’A timely, brilliant and very brave book’ Jerry Brotton, author of This Orient Isle

Additional information

Weight 0.26 kg
Dimensions 20 × 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 304