Award-winning author Caryl Phillips shares the stories of three foreigners - displaced black men struggling to find a place in a white world. Each man's story is based on truth, re-imagined from a set of unique perspectives. Francis Barber, a Jamaican forced into slavery as a child, becomes the manservant and friend of literary legend Dr. Samuel Johnson. Randy Turpin beats Sugar Ray Robinson in 1951 to become, for a short time, middleweight champion of the world. David Oluwale, stowed away on a ship bound for England from West Africa, has dreams of becoming an engineer. Each man soon falls from grace, becoming just another face with the wrong color skin.
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Just not for me
- Cariola "malfi"