Stephen Bourne

Stephen Bourne and Bonnie Greer

Stephen’s latest books

Black Poppies – Britain’s Black Community and the Great War (The History Press, 2014). With first-hand accounts and original photographs, Black Poppies is the essential guide to the military and civilian wartime experiences of black men and women, from the trenches to the music halls. Winner of the 2015 Southwark Arts Forum Award for Literature.

In October 2016 Stephen celebrated the 25th anniversary of the publication of his first book with the launch of Evelyn Dove – Britain’s Black Cabaret Queen (Jacaranda Books). He also contributed to Black Star – A BFI Compendium (British Film Institute).

Stephen’s Fighting Proud – The Untold Story of the Gay Men Who Served in Two World Wars will be published by I B Tauris in July 2017.

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