David Olusoga

b. 1970

David Olusoga was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2019.

David Olusoga is a British-Nigerian Historian, Film-maker and Presenter. He is the author of Black & British: A Forgotten History which was awarded both the Longman-History Today Trustees Award and the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize, The World’s War, which won First World War Book of the Year, Civilizations: Encounters and the Cult of Progress and The Kaiser’s Holocaust: Germany’s Forgotten Genocide and the Colonial Roots of Nazism. He is a columnist for The Observer and writes for The Guardian, The New Statesman and BBC History Magazine. His credits as a television presenter include Civilizations (BBC 2), Black and British: A Forgotten History (BBC 2), The World’s War (BBC 2), A House Through Time (BBC 2) and the BAFTA winning Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners (BBC 2). David also works as an Executive Producer on a numerous television projects for the BBC and Channel 4. He is Professor of Public History at Manchester University,  a member of the Scott Trust, a Trustee of English Heritage and Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

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