A FINALIST FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL WRITING 2023
A FINANCIAL TIMES BEST SUMMER BOOK 2023
‘Prepare to be blown away’ CHIKWE IHEKWEAZU, Assistant Director General at WHO
‘Important and ambitious’ OBSERVER
This searing polemic reveals how racism and colonialism have shaped science and medicine – leading to the health inequalities we see all around us today. Activist, doctor and patient, Annabel Sowemimo reinserts the stories of Black and Indigenous scientists and doctors into the historical narrative, reframing how we see the ‘objective’ systems we operate within. In confronting this history, she argues for better understanding of our collective past to bring about urgent change.
‘Outstanding … I can’t stress the importance of this book strongly enough’ JACQUELINE ROY, author of The Fat Lady Sings
‘An unflinching, hugely eye-opening exploration of medicine’s brutal colonial history’ THE i