Amat Levin is a respected and prize winning journalist, public speaker and podcaster. He hosts Så vad händer nu podcast alongside American comedian Jonathan Rollins and runs the incredibly popular and influential Instagram account @svarthistoria. He made his literary debut in 2020 with Children of Chance, a book about the relationship between Sweden and Gambia.

Amat Levin

The Swedish-Gambian author published his second book, Black History Unveiled, in 2022 and was shortlisted for the prestigious August Prize. In 2023, Amat Levin began the English language edition of the Svarthistoria podcast and Instagram accounts, both are also called Black History Unveiled. He is the winner of Sweden’s Public Educator of the Year Award as well as the Anders Carlberg Memorial Prize and in 2023 was awarded a prize from Natur och Kultur in their popularising science category. The German rights to the title have been acquired by Verlag C.H.Beck.

An accomplishment… full of stories and destinies that are all worthy of major biographies in their own right.
– Expressen, Sweden

A Black history encyclopaedia that shakes things up. It’s clear that new world histories must be written.
– Aftonbladet, Sweden

Quite simply, a magnificent work.
– Borås newspaper, Sweden