Norman Samuda Smith
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Norman Samuda-Smith was born in Birmingham England in 1958. His parents came from Jamaica to the UK in early 1950s. He is currently employed at the University of Central England, Birmingham, in their Art and Design Library. Norman has had short stories published by community organizations, as well as acting in and writing plays in the 1980s for a theatre company, Ebony Arts, of which he was a founder member. His novel, Bad Friday, was first published in 1982 by Trinity Arts, Birmingham, was shortlisted for the Young Observer Fiction Prize in that year, and was republished by New Beacon Books, London England in 1985. Norman Samuda-Smith was the first Black British born novelist published in Britain. His revised story "Rasta Love," is featured in an anthology of short stories by Black and Asian writers from Birmingham called Whispers in the Walls published by Tindal Street Press, Birmingham, in October 2001.

You can contact Mr. Smith by sending an e-mail to or by sending an e-mail to TimBookTu and it will be forwarded.

Works on TimBookTu by Norman Samuda Smith

Short Story

Rasta Love
Who Can't Hear, Must Feel


I'm Begging You
Life's A Game
Vanity's Fool


St Ann

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