C.L.R. James: Back in Style, Black in Style – a Review and a Comic!
C.L.R. James in Imperial Britain opens up the issue of the Third World struggle in an elegant and memorable way.
(Author’s note: This marks the first appearance of excerpts from C.L.R. James, a Graphic History, a comic art book in process, drawn by distinguished African American artist Milton Knight, edited by Paul Buhle. The excerpts – young Trinidadian James grows to self-consciousness and emigrates to London, writes a play about Toussaint Louverture, with Paul Robeson starring – are easily understood.)
By Christian Hogsbjerg. Durham: Duke University Press, 2014. 312 pp., $24.95 paperback.
This year marks a quarter-century since the death of Cyril Lionel Robert James (1901-89). His obituary in The New York Times, putting aside many other interests and qualities of a long and productive life, mainly described him as the last giant of Pan-Africanism. Continue reading