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Djamila Boothman Books & Biography


Djamila is an Assistant Headteacher, Teach First Ambassador, mother, documentary-maker (Hush…We Came on Windrush, 2020) and proud British-Caribbean. She believes that cultural competence and educational disadvantage must be tackled through the curriculum and, as an English teacher, values the power that literature has as a gateway to new worlds and experiences. Practising a ‘you cannot be what you cannot see’ mantra, she is committed to improving cultural representation in the English literature curriculum as a means of increasing student inquiry, attainment, promoting pride and placing equal value and celebration on the lived experiences of all children sitting in Britain’s classrooms. Djamila is a contributor and author on our KS3, KS4 and KS5 anthologies, as well as being a fantastic ambassador and spokesperson in education.

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