Marika Sherwood is a Hungarian-born (1937) UK-based historian, researcher, educator and author. She has a desk, but is not on the staff of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London. In 1991 with Hakim Adi and other colleagues she founded what is now known as the Black and Asian Studies Association, in order to encourage research and disseminate information, and to campaign on education issues. Her first book, The British Honduran Forestry Unit in Scotland, was published in 1982. She has published many books and articles since then. Recent publications include: After Abolition: Britain and the Slave Trade Since 1807 (2007); The Life and Times of Albert Makaula-White: an African Farmer in Kent 1904-1937 (2012); World War II: Colonies and Colonials (2013); (with) Hakim Adi, Dan Lyndon and Martin Spafford, OCR GCSE History Explaining the Modern World: Migration, Empire and the Historic Environment (2016). Pluto Press is about to publish her next book, Kwame Nkrumah, the West African National Secretariat and the Cold War 1945-48.
In 2010 Marika was invited to contribute to the Kwame Nkrumah Centenary Colloquium in Accra, convened by the African Union and the Government of Ghana.