Michael  Ohajuru

Michael Ohajuru

Author

Michael Ohajuru is a Senior Fellow of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies with honours degrees in Physics and Art History.

He blogs, writes and speaks regularly on the black presence in Renaissance Europe and has spoken at the British Library, National Archives and Victoria and Albert Museum on the subject.

He is the founder of Image of the Black in London Galleries, a series of gallery tours highlighting the overt and covert black presences to be found in the national art collections in London.

He is originator and project director for The John Blanke Project, a contemporary art and archive project celebrating John Blanke the Black trumpeter to the courts of Henry VII and Henry VIII. The project has been critically acclaimed as a novel, innovative way to present history.

He is the co-convener of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies What’s Happening in Black British History series of workshops fostering a creative dialogue between researchers, educationalists, archivists, curators and policy makers. He is also co-convenor the Institute of Historical Research Black British History seminar program.

With S.I. Martin his ground-breaking The Guide to Black London will be published by September Publishing in 2023.

Michael  Ohajuru

Latest Release

The Guide to Black London by Michael Ohajuru

Africans have been in London since the Roman occupation and have been a visible and continuous presence there since the mid-16th century. Yet British domestic history struggles to place Black people within its narrative. In The Guide to Black London, S. I. Martin and Michael Ohajuru offer neighbourhood-level insights into the continuity and extraordinary impact of Black people on the capital’s politics, culture and self-image.

The Guide to Black London will be published by September publishing in March 2023

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