S.I. Martin

S.I. Martin


S.I. Martin works with museums, archives and the education sector to bring diverse histories to wider audiences. He has published five books of historical fiction and non-fiction for adult and teenage readers.

He founded the 500 Years of Black London Walks in response to the low profile given to the Black historical presence on the capital's streets and has consistently encouraged and championed the provision of plaques, street names and street furniture to this end. He has worked with and for the Black Cultural...

S.I. Martin

Latest Release

Incomparable World by S.I. Martin

A visceral reimagining of 1780s London, showcasing the untold stories of African-American soldiers grappling with their post-war freedom.

In the years just after the American revolution, London was the unlikely refuge for thousands of black Americans who fought for liberty on the side of the British.

Buckram, Georgie and William have earned their freedom and escaped their American oppressors, but on the streets of London, poverty awaits with equal cruelty.

Ruthless, chaotic and endlessly evolving, London forces them into a life of crime, and a life on the margins. Their only hope for a better future is to concoct a scheme so daring, it will be a miracle if it pays off.

Bursting with energy and vivid detail, Incomparable World boldly uncovers a long-buried narrative of black Britain.

Selected by Booker Prize-winning author Bernardine Evaristo, this series rediscovers and celebrates pioneering books depicting black Britain that remap the nation.

  • 'Adventurous and exuberant...a rollicking thriller pulsates with vivacity....a major achievement in our literary history' Bernadine Evaristo
  • 'Remarkable' David Dabydeen
  • 'Energetic, sharp and entertaining' Mail on Sunday

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