A riveting book in the best tradition of courtroom dramas but from the fresh perspective of a young female mixed-race barrister. That Alexandra is "often" mistaken for the defendant shows how important her presence at the bar really is.
In Black and White is an absolute triumph; a compelling and courageous memoir forcing the legal profession to confront uncomfortable truths about race and class in our justice system. Alexandra Wilson is a bold and vital voice. This is a book that urgently needed to be written, and urgently needs to be read by everybody inside, and outside, the justice system.
I would highly recommend In Black and White. The personal narrative of a young female lawyer of mixed heritage who is defying the soft bigotry of low expectations by sharing her journey, inspires us all to do the same in our own way, and this is a powerful message which needs to be shared.
An inspirational, clear-eyed account of life as a junior barrister is made all the more exceptional by the determination, passion, humanity and drive of its author. Anyone interested in seeing how the law really works should read it.
This is the story of a young woman who overcame all the obstacles a very old profession could throw at her, and she survived, with her integrity intact.