Hungarian-born Marika Sherwood emigrated to Australia in 1948; from there to the UK in 1965. She has also lived in New Guinea, Sicily and New York. In 1991 she was one of the founders of the Black and Asian Studies Association, and edited the BASA Newsletter until 2007. Among the conferences she organised was the 50th Anniversary Civic Celebration of the 1945 Pan-African Congress, held in Manchester in 1995. She is the author of a number of books and articles; her most recent books are: After Abolition (IB Tauris 2007); Britain, the Slave Trade and Slavery from 1562 to the 1880s (Savannah Press 2007); The Origins of Pan-Africanism: Henry Sylvester Williams and the African Diaspora (Routledge 2010); Malcolm X: visits abroad April 1964 – February 1965 (Savannah Press 2010); The Life and Times of Albert Makaula-White, an African Farmer in Kent 1904-1937, Savannah Press, 2012; World War II: Colonies & Colonials (Savannah Press, 2013); Kwame Nkrumah and the Dawn of the Cold War: the West African National Secretariat, 1945-48, Pluto Press, 2019; Sub-Saharan Publishers, 2019.