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Claudia Jones : beyond containment : autobiographical reflections, essays, and poems

Author: Claudia Jones; Carole Boyce Davies
Publisher: Banbury, Oxfordshire, UK : Ayebia Clarke Publishing Limited, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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Claudia Jones is one of my personal heroines. I spent my formative political years in Claudia Jones's London stamping ground of Notting Hill - it was the classic centre of post-war black activism in Britain. Most West Indian immigrants in the 1950s came by boat to Southampton and the train from there took them into Paddington. Hence the large black community in that part of West London. So I know people who had
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Claudia Jones; Claudia Jones; Claudia Jones
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Claudia Jones; Carole Boyce Davies
ISBN: 9780956240163 095624016X
OCLC Number: 743405218
Description: xxx, 241 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: I. Autobiographical reflections --
II. Essays. A. Race and Black human rights --
B. Women's rights --
C. Black political prisoners and the defense of Black activism --
D. The Caribbean and Caribbean diaspora --
III. Poetry.
Other Titles: Works.
Beyond containment
Responsibility: edited by Carole Boyce Davies with an afterword by Alrick X. Cambridge.

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Claudia Jones is one of my personal heroines. I spent my formative political years in Claudia Jones's London stamping ground of Notting Hill - it was the classic centre of post-war black activism in Britain. Most West Indian immigrants in the 1950s came by boat to Southampton and the train from there took them into Paddington. Hence the large black community in that part of West London. So I know people who had worked with Claudia Jones and spoke of her with awe. She founded two of Black Britain's most important institutions; the first black newspaper, the West Indian Gazette and she was also one of the founding organizers of the Notting Hill Carnival.

Claudia Jones: Beyond Containment transcends the silencing and erasure historically accorded women of achievement: it makes accessible and brings to wider attention the words of an often overlooked twentieth-century political and cultural activist, who tirelessly campaigned, wrote, spoke out, organized, edited and published autobiographical writings, poetry, essays on subjects close to her political heart - human rights, peace, struggles related to gender, race and class - this is a collection that unites the many facets of a woman whose identities as a radical thinker and as a black woman are not in conflict. --Book Jacket.

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