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The Louder I Will Sing by Lee Lawrence

The Louder I Will Sing

A story of racism, riots and redemption: Winner of the 2020 Costa Biography Award

Lee Lawrence

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Imprint: Sphere
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date: 17 Sep 2020
ISBN: 9780751581041

A snapshot of Britain's relationship with race and racism in recent history, THE LOUDER I WILL SING is the story of Lee Lawrence's fight for justice for his mother Cherry Groce, who was paralysed as a result of police shooting her in her home in front of her children - the catalyst to the 1985 Brixton riots.

1 Prize for The Louder I Will Sing

Costa Book Awards
2020 Category Winner

Winner: Best Biography

A story of racism, riots and redemption - described by Hip Hop Artist AKALA as ‘the story of arguably one of the most important, yet least known, events in modern British history’ and by the judges as ‘a terrific story.’

Jill McDonald, CEO of Costa Coffee, said: “Five outstanding books and five very worthy Award winners – what a wonderful way to start the year.  The Costa Book Awards are all about recognising great writing and a good read and we’re very proud to be announcing such a brilliant collection of books for readers to explore and enjoy.”