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Abigail Ward

-year period and in varying locations; for example, the account of a female black pioneer rests against that of a white slave-ship captain, suggesting the need for each story to be heard. Non-fictional works The Atlantic Sound (2000) and A New World Order (2001) chart Phillips’s ongoing interest in what it means to ‘belong’ in the late twentieth century. In these later works, through visiting, and writing about, the points of the triangular trade (Africa, the Caribbean and US, the UK), and engaging with seemingly disparate notions like football affiliations and Pan-Africanism

in Caryl Phillips, David Dabydeen and Fred D’Aguiar
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Red October and the Black Atlantic
David Featherstone
Christian Høgsbjerg

revolutionary history. In particular, it challenges European-centred understandings of both the Russian Revolution and the global left who took inspiration from it. The substantive focus of the book enables us to offer new insights on the relations between Communism, various lefts and anti-colonialisms across the Black Atlantic – including Garveyism and various other strands of Pan-Africanism. This introduction charts the rich and multilayered histories of race, class and resistance in which the chapters are contextualised, and also

in The Red and the Black
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Carol Polsgrove

widening for years. Abrahams had divorced his first wife, Dorothy, a political woman whom Padmore had apparently liked, and moved to France for a couple of years with his second wife, Daphne, an artist. There he concentrated on his growing family and his writing. He later wrote that, by the time he returned to live in England in 1950, he had ‘lost regular contact with the Pan-African Federation’. 4 Focusing on his career as an

in Ending British rule in Africa
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Hakim Adi

parties. What might be broadly defined as the Black Power movement of the 1960s and 1970s saw the emergence of many organisations like the Black Panthers in North America, Britain and the Caribbean, as well as those originating from the Black Consciousness movement in Africa, that adopted elements of a Marxist political orientation. However, as yet there is little biographical material on the key figures involved and so there are great opportunities for future research. Notes 1 Hakim Adi, Pan-Africanism

in Revolutionary lives of the Red and Black Atlantic since 1917
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Kathryn Nash

OAU was created in the immediate post-independence era. The events leading up to independence, advocacy by independence leaders, and regional interests and values all underpinned pan-Africanist ideas explaining why the OAU codified specific norms. Pan-Africanism helped to shape the parameters of the debate by providing points of common focus around the need to foster solidarity, ensure the final liberation of the continent, protect African statehood, and promote Africa’s place in the world. In the immediate independence era the regional interests included protecting

in African peace
Andy Spinoza

council he had to sue to discover his foster care records, a case finally settled in 2018 with an apology and a six-figure sum. Sissay, however, sought a deeper relationship with a university set on greater dialogue with developing nations through the burgeoning numbers of international students. With his Ethiopian roots, he knew that, before and during the Second World War, international students in Manchester formed the Pan-African federation, the force behind the decolonialisation movement. The Fifth Pan-African

in Manchester unspun
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Des O’Rawe

Cleaver (in contrast to his framing of Malcolm X) does reveal moments when the subject suddenly makes himself untrustworthy, when the camera’s patient scrutiny allows something contradictory to leak out into the mise en scène, and an impassioned speech suddenly becomes the performance of a performance. Not long after achieving independence in 1962, Algeria sought to consolidate its identity as a model of national liberation and pan-­African solidarity. In 1969, Cleaver had become persona non grata in Cuba (where he had fled after jumping bail in December, 1968), and he

in Regarding the real

This book recounts the little-known history of the mixed-race children born to black American servicemen and white British women during the Second World War. Of the three million American soldiers stationed in Britain from 1942 to 1945, about 8 per cent (240,000) were African-American; the latter’s relationships with British women resulted in the birth of an estimated 2,000 babies. The African-American press named these children ‘brown babies’; the British called them ‘half-castes’. Black GIs, in this segregated army, were forbidden to marry their white girlfriends. Up to half of the mothers of these babies, faced with the stigma of illegitimacy and a mixed-race child, gave their children up for adoption. The outcome for these children tended to be long-term residency in children’s homes, sometimes followed by fostering and occasionally adoption, but adoption societies frequently would not take on ‘coloured’ children, who were thought to be ‘too hard to place’. There has been minimal study of these children and the difficulties they faced, such as racism in a (then) very white Britain, lack of family or a clear identity. Accessibly written and illustrated with numerous photographs, this book presents the stories of over forty of these children. While some of the accounts of early childhood are heart-breaking, there are also many uplifting narratives of finding American fathers and gaining a sense of self and of heritage.

Carol Polsgrove

: Britain’s Third Empire , appearing in early 1950 (though it bore a 1949 publication date), could not have been better timed. Speaking as an African expressing the Fifth Pan-African Congress’s will, Padmore chronicled the ongoing struggle for self-government throughout British Africa, the third empire that remained after Britain lost India and what became the United States. 11 Drawing on his own

in Ending British rule in Africa
Carol Polsgrove

1930. 7 Edward T. Wilson, Russia and Black Africa before Second World War (New York, London: Holmes and Meier, 1974 ), p. 194. 8 Ras Makonnen, Pan-Africanism from Within , recorded and edited by Kenneth King (Nairobi, London, New York

in Ending British rule in Africa