Negro with a Hat: The Rise and Fall of Marcus Garvey and His Dream of Mother Africa

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Jonathan Cape, 2008 - African Americans - 530 pages
At one time during the first half of the 20th century, Marcus Mosiah Garvey was the most famous black man on the planet. In August 1920, he masterminded the first International Convention of the Negro Peoples of the World. An inspiring orator, Garvey captivated audiences. This book tells his story.

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NEGRO WITH A HAT: The Rise and Fall of Marcus Garvey and His Dream of Mother Africa

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Dazzling, definitive biography of the controversial activist who led the 1920s "Back to Africa" movement. BBC radio producer Grant, himself the son of Caribbean immigrants, delivers a spellbinding ... Read full review

Negro with a hat: the rise and fall of Marcus Garvey

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A great biography reveals the personality of its subject chapter by chapter, but Grant's dreary book lacks the coherence or demonstrated research to do that. Garvey built an international organization ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Colin Grant is the son of Jamaican parents who came to Britain in the late 1950s. He spent five years failing to study medicine before turning to the stage. He has written and produced numerous plays including The Clinic, based on lives of the photojournalists, Don McCullin and Tim Page. He joined the BBC in 1989 and worked as a script editor and producer of the arts programmes on BBC World Service before joining BBC radio Science Unit.


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