Scotland’s legacy of slavery

Autumn 2024 Book Group – ‘What White People Can Do Next’ by Emma Dabiri

The Autumn Book Group (led by Jim Kerr) continues to explore the Legacies of slavery group. We will discuss Emma Dabiri’s What White People Can Do Next: From Allyship to Coalition during three meeting times in the autumn ( Sep 15, Sep 22 & Oct 6th 12.45-2.15pm). If you are interested, make a note of the book and have a read! What White People Can Do Next can be purchased for around £5-7. It is available as an audio book. For further information contact Hanna (

The Edinburgh Caribbean Association Book recommendations

To explore the and understanding of the Legacy of Transatlantic Slavery, Lisa Williams’ (ECA) has offered us a book list:

Already stocked in Edinburgh Central Library (on the opposite side of George IV Bridge from the church): 

  • Akala: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire 
  • Emma Dabiri:  What White People Can Do Next 
  • Alex Renton:  Blood Legacy 
  • Alex Wheatle:  Cane Warriors 
  • Kojo Karam:  Uncommon Wealth 
  • Marika Sherwood: After Abolition 

And Central Library has agreed to buy in: 

  • Hilary Beckles:  Britain’s Black Debt 
  • David Alston:  Slaves and Highlanders 
  • C. Hall: Legacies of Slave Ownership 
  • T.M. Devine: Recovering Scotland’s Slavery Past