Profile: Norman Samuda Smith

About This Author

Norman Samuda Smith was born in Birmingham, England of Jamaican parents who came to Britain in the early 1950s. He was the first British-born black novelist to be published in the UK with his novel Bad Friday (Trinity Arts, 1982; republished New Beacon Books, 1985), and shortlisted for the 1982 Young Observer Fiction Prize. His short stories have been featured in award-winning anthologies Whispers in the Walls (Tindal Street Press, Birmingham; 2001), and The Heart of our Community (Timeless Avatar Press, USA; 2006); his poems are included in the collection Songs of Hope (Timeless Avatar Press, USA; 2006). He self-published two of his books Britannia's Children Volume I and in celebration of its 30th Anniversary Bad Friday (Samuda Smith Publications @ feedaread.com; 2013). He currently writes, edits and publishes the online cultural review Panther Newsletter and its mother site Samuda Smith Publications.

This Author's Books

Delroy Bell is about to leave school. The prospects for him and his friends look grim. Will he be able to make it as a professional basketball player or will he end up hustling and gambling on the streets like his cousin Peter says? - Set in mid 1970s Sma....
ISBN: 9781786975188
Published: 25 November 2016
Delroy Bell is about to leave school. The prospects for him and his friends look grim. Will he be able to make it as a professional basketball player or will he end up hustling and gambling on the streets like his cousin Peter says? - Set in mid 1970s Sma....
ISBN: 9781784071110
Published: 29 October 2013
BRITANNIA’S CHILDREN is a collection of eleven stories written over a period of 30 years and brought together for the first time. They illustrate Black-British dialect in their infancy. They speak of the past, the present and our possible future. For some....
ISBN: 9781786975171
Published: 24 November 2016
BRITANNIA’S CHILDREN is a collection of eleven stories written over a period of 30 years and brought together for the first time. They illustrate Black-British dialect in their infancy. They speak of the past, the present and our possible future. For some....
ISBN: 9781782991656
Published: 5 February 2013
A collection of short stories that take you on a reading excursion. They grapple with the issues of depression, love, hope, contemplation and remembrance of departed ones.
ISBN: 9781788763851
Published: 8 June 2018