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Michael Kindellan

noble. In the case of the former, ‘“Americans” failed him in his fight and he had to turn to Swedish-American societies for aid’.26 Regarding the latter, new shore is quickly exposed as cultural violence:      my father a Swedish wave of migration after Irish? like Negroes now like Leroy and Malcolm X the final wave of wash upon this desperate ugly cruel Land this Nation which never lets anyone come to shore (MP, 496–7) The condition of coast is now a degradation:       how many waves of hell and death and dirt and shit meaningless waves of hurt and punished lives

in Contemporary Olson
The mystery of the city’s smoking gun
Lynne Pearce

seen operating as a pack (for example, in the representation of a latter-day National Front in Lick Shot (1993) (see Pearce, 2007 and 2012b for a full discussion of this)). Probably one of Kalu’s finest and most memorable novels in this regard is Professor X (1995) which sees the wider white community (police, government, financial sector) conspiring to ‘take out’ a black man who (as the title of novel suggests) bears more than a passing resemblance to ‘Malcolm X’.11 What is especially interesting about Kalu’s series for our interests here is its representation not

in Postcolonial Manchester
South African resistance poetry in the 1970s and 1980s
Tim Woods

1980 : 59), Solomon Mahlangu is commemorated (Feinberg 1980 : 69), and a poem is written in memory of Joseph Mdluli (Feinberg 1980 : 65). Other poems are dedicated to mass events, such as political marches, like the Durban rallies, and commemorate places like Soweto and Sophiatown. Poems invoke past leaders (Feinberg 1980 : 46) like Patrice Lumumba, Chief Albert Luthuli and Malcolm X. A. N. C

in African pasts
Egyptian magic on the early modern stage
Nour El Gazzaz

by four hundred years of white supremacy. She does this across three disjointed moments in African American history – the American Civil War, the Harlem Renaissance, and the everyday oppressions of today – coupling it with jazz and blues music and ‘ sound bites from the Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas hearings, the L.A. riots, the O.J. Simpson trial, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King ’ (2

in Poison on the early modern English stage
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Michael Chabon’s Telegraph Avenue (2012) and Jonathan Lethem’s The Fortress of Solitude (2003)

be music, film, comic books, or boxing. Also watching the fight on 24 February 1964 – at ringside, rather than on television – was Malcolm X; it was in the post-match interview that the newly crowned world champion shed the name Clay and became Cassius X (and later Muhammad Ali), marking his first public acknowledgement of a long-rumoured affiliation with the Nation of Islam. 93 That a history of radical black nationalism should be invoked by COCHISE’s decidedly white membership is indicative of the way in which the novel tries to give form to a ‘creolised

in The politics of male friendship in contemporary American fiction