Cover image for The young C.L.R. James : a graphic novelette / illustrated by Milton Knight ; edited by Paul Buhle and Lawrence Ware.
Title:
The young C.L.R. James : a graphic novelette / illustrated by Milton Knight ; edited by Paul Buhle and Lawrence Ware.
ISBN:
9781629635149
Publication Information:
Oakland, California : PM Press, [2018]

©2018
Physical Description:
44 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 22 cm.
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Summary

Summary

The son of a provincial school administrator in British-governed Trinidad, James disappointed his family by embracing the culture and passions of the colonial underclass, Carnival and cricket. He joined the literary avant-garde of the island before leaving for Britain. In the UK, James swiftly became a beloved cricket journalist, playwright for his close friend Paul Robeson, and a pathbreaking scholar of black history with The Black Jacobins (1938), the first history of the Haitian revolt.


Author Notes

Paul Buhle introduced James's work to the New Left via Radical America in the later 1960s. Milton Knight's work has appeared in outlets such as Heavy Metal , High Times, and National Lampoon . Lawrence Ware writes and comments widely on race, sports, and culture in many publications, including New Black Man (In Exile) , Counterpunch, Democratic Left, Huffington Post Live, and NPR.


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