C.L.R. James: Cricket's Philosopher King
He was a friend and inspiration to Kwame Nkrumah and Julius Nyerere, the two leaders of the first generation of independence struggles. His account of Toussaint L'Ouverture's slave rebellion in Haiti is one of the great historical works of the twentieth century. His studies of Hegel and Marx became part of the common knowledge of several generations of radicals in America, Europe, the Caribbean and Africa.
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C.L.R. James (1901-89) was one of the leading black intellectuals of the 20th century, and was influential in the Pan African and US civil rights movements, independence for his home country of ... Read full review