Toby Green

Toby Green is the author of a number of books, including Inquisition: The Reign of Fear (Macmillan, 2007), The Rise of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade in Western African 1300-1589 (Cambridge University Press) and A Fistful of Shells: West Africa from the Rise of the Slave Trade to the Age of Revolution (Penguin, 2019), which won a number of literary prizes. He is Professor of Precolonial and Lusophone African History and Culture at King’s College, London. His latest book is The Covid Consensus: The New Politics of Global Inequality (C. Hurst & Co, published April 2021).

Books by Toby Green

Interviews where books by Toby Green were recommended

The Best History Books: the 2020 Wolfson Prize shortlist, recommended by Richard Evans

If you’re looking for the best history books published this past year, the annual Wolfson History Prize is a great place to start. Each year, the judges pick out outstanding books that are both originally researched and readable. Historian and Wolfson judge Richard Evans talks us through the six history books that made the 2020 shortlist.

Best Books of 2019 on Global Cultural Understanding, recommended by Ash Amin

Every year the British Academy’s Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize is awarded to a nonfiction book that has contributed to ‘global cultural understanding.’ Cambridge professor Ash Amin, chair of this year’s panel of judges, talks us through the fabulous books that made the 2019 shortlist and explains why they’re so important.

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