A collection of short stories powerfully portraying the black presence in post-Windrush London, The Black And White Museum covers generational conflict, the social threat of black men, the wistful longings that disrupt lives, the powerlessness of the old.
Set in a city undergoing obscene gentrification, the stories powerfully portray the black presence in post-Windrush London. Dennis writes movingly about aging, faded loves, and everyday racism. As they get older, his characters (mainly male) get wiser but they are less able to change the course of their lives. For some there is the temptation of a return "home" but home, like London, has also moved on and is not the paradise of their memories.