David Olusoga is a British-Nigerian historian, broadcaster and film-maker. His most recent TV series include Empire (BBC Two), Black and British: A Forgotten History (BBC Two), The World’s War (BBC Two), 4 seasons of A House Through Time (BBC Two) and the BAFTA winning Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners (BBC Two). David is also the author of Black & British: A Forgotten History which was awarded both the Longman-History Today Trustees Award and the PEN Hessell- Tiltman Prize. His other books include The World’s War, which won First World War Book of the Year in 2015, The Kaiser’s Holocaust: Germany’s Forgotten Genocide and the Colonial Roots of Nazism and Civilizations: Encounters and the Cult of Progress.
David was also a
contributor to the Oxford Companion to Black
British History and writes for The
Guardian and is a columnist for The
Observer and BBC History Magazine. He is
also one of the three presenters on the BBC's
landmark Arts series Civilizations. Last year
he held an exclusive interview with former
President of the United States, Barack
Obama and his recent book Black and
British: A short, essential history won the
Children’s Illustrated & Non-Fiction Book of
the Year at the 2021 British Book Awards.