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Divided : Racism, Medicine and Why We Need to Decolonise Healthcare

Dr Annabel Sowemimo
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd (Wellcome Collection)
Published: October 5, 2023
ISBN: 9781788169219
416 pages
Country of publication: United Kingdom

£10.99

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 searing 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 – forever.

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