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Guess the Under-Recognised Author! | BHM Quiz

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Take our quiz to guess the authors from their silhouettes and clues! At World of Books, we’re celebrating under-recognised writers, authors, and historical figures as part of Black History Month. When you’re done, you can explore the works of these fantastic writers, as well as many others in our Black History Month Hub.

Can you guess who each author is? This is a tough one, so good luck, and don’t forget to let us know how you did!

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Take our quiz to guess the authors from their silhouettes and clues! At World of Books, we’re celebrating under-recognised writers, authors, and historical figures as part of Black History Month. When you're done, you can explore the works of these fantastic writers, as well as many others in our Black History Month Hub.

Can you guess who each author is? This is a tough one, so good luck, and don't forget to let us know how you did!

1. Who is this?

mary seacole

A Jamaican-born nurse, who overcame racial injustice during the Crimean War. Some say her autobiography was the first-ever book to be published by a black woman in the UK.


2. Who is this?


CLR JamesA historian, journalist, and socialist that led the Pan-African movement. He famously wrote a book called The Black Jacobins.


 

3. Who is this?

ignatius sancho

The first African prose writer whose work was published in the UK.



4. Who is this?
Francis Barber
The Jamaican manservant of Samuel Johnson, later assisting in revising the Dictionary of the English Language.

5. Who is this?


buchi emechetaA Nigerian-born novelist who wrote over 20 books in her lifetime, including The Joys of Motherhood.


 


Thanks for checking out the 'Guess the Author' quiz! I hope you enjoy re-discovering these inspiring Black Britons, and perhaps learn something along the way.

We encourage you to continue learning about Black British writers and check out our dedicated page full of fantastic books written by Black British authors.

Shop Black British Authors

What did you score in our 'Guess the Author' quiz? What author will you be celebrating for Black History Month? Let us know in the comments below.


Thanks for checking out the ‘Guess the Author’ quiz! I hope you enjoy re-discovering these inspiring Black Britons, and perhaps learn something along the way. Let us know how you did in the comments below!

We encourage you to continue learning about Black British writers and check out our dedicated page full of fantastic books written by Black British authors.

 

Shop Black British Authors




What did you score in our ‘Guess the Author’ quiz? What author will you be celebrating for Black History Month? Let us know in the comments below.


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2 Comments

  • Reply drena irish October 1, 2021 at 5:29 pm

    only 3 out of 5…must do better but it was hard

  • Reply Carole Simpson October 11, 2021 at 10:23 am

    3 out of 5 not so good but it was quite difficult

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