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Darcus Howe : a political biography

Author: R E R Bunce; Paul Field
Publisher: London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is a political and intellectual biography of an important and controversial figure in British race politics. In recent years Darcus Howe has been a high-profile (and not uncontroversial) television journalist, but he also has a long history as a grass-roots activist. He moved to America from Trinidad in the 1960s where he was active in student committees fighting racial segregation. On arrival in Britain in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Darcus Howe
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R E R Bunce; Paul Field
ISBN: 1849664951 9781849664950
OCLC Number: 865169263
Description: ix, 290 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
"Darcus Howe is a West Indian" --
Son of a preacher man --
"Dabbling with revolution": Black Power comes to Britain --
Know yourself --
Cause for concern --
"Darcus Howe is not a comedian" --
Revolution in Trinidad: "seize pwer and send for James" --
A resting place in Babylon: Franck Crichlow and the Mangrove --
Demonstration --
Clampdown --
55 days at the Old Bailey --
Towards racial justice --
Race today: "come what may we are here to stay" --
Ten years on bail: "Darcus outta jail" --
"Thirteen dead and nothing said" --
Insurrection --
Carnival: revolutionaries don't wear glitter --
Playing devil's advocate --
Slave nation --
Flight to the finish.
Responsibility: Robin Bunce, Paul Field.

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This political and intellectual biography of Darcus Howe uses Howe's dramatic personal history as a lens through which to explore the British civil rights movement in the defining years of the 1970s  Read more...

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Darcus Howe has had a somewhat dramatic personal and political life, both of which are sewn together seamlessly in the forthcoming book Darcus Howe: A Political Biography. -- Subi Shah * New Read more...

 
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