An eye-opening exploration of race and health.
A vital call to action.
In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are all too aware of the urgent health inequalities that plague our world. But these inequalities have always been urgent: modern medicine has a colonial and racist history.
Here, in an essential and searingly truthful account, Annabel Sowemimo unravels the colonial roots of modern medicine. Tackling systemic racism, hidden histories and healthcare myths, Sowemimo recounts her own experiences as a doctor, patient and activist.
‘Divided’ exposes the racial biases of medicine that affect our everyday lives and provides an illuminating – and incredibly necessary – insight into how our world works, and who it works for.
This book will reshape how we see health and medicine – for ever.
An illuminating and powerful intersectional analysis of health inequalities and racism.
Outstanding… Beautifully written and erudite, yet highly accessible… Should be mandatory reading for all medical practitioners.
- Date published
- 416 pages
About the author
Dr Annabel Sowemimo is a doctor, activist and writer. As well as being a sexual and reproductive health registrar in the NHS, she is also the founder of community-based organisation Reproductive Justice Initiative, formed to address the colonial history of sexual and reproductive health. In her spare time, Annabel is a PhD candidate and Harold Moody Scholar at King’s College London. Her first book, ‘Divided’ (Wellcome Collection/Profile Books), publishes in April 2023.