Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Claudia Jones: A Biography (Paperback)
  • Claudia Jones: A Biography (Paperback)
zoom

Claudia Jones: A Biography (Paperback)

(author)
£16.00
Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 08/02/2000
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Every year over a million people pack the streets of London's Notting Hill for Carnival, but as the carnival-goers soak up the sights, sounds and smells of the festival, few appreciate that its founder died in poverty on Christmas Eve in the bitterly cold winter of 1964, the end of a life dogged by struggle and illness. Claudia Jones: A Life in Exile is the first book to chart the life and work this visionary and pioneer. Born in Trinidad in 1915, Claudia Jone's family moved to Harlem, New York, where the young Claudia became a leading figure in Communist and black politics. Forced into exile in Britain in 1955, Jones arrived in London penniless and friendless. She became active in civil rights campaigns amongst the new West Indian communities established in the capital and launched an annual Carnival to showcase the talents and culture of the Afro-Caribbean community. The book's particular focus is on the time that Jones spent in Britain Claudia Jones: A Life in Exile is a fitting and long overdue testament to a remarkable woman who was quite simply years ahead of her time Marika Sherwood has published many articles on various aspects of the history of black people in Britain. A founder member of the Black and Asian Studies Association, she is still its secretary, conference organiser, and editor of its Newsletter. Her most recent books are The 1945 Manchester Pan-African Congress Revisited, with Akim Adi (1995), and Kwame Nkrumah: the Years Abroad 1935-1947 (1996)

Publisher: Lawrence and Wishart Ltd
ISBN: 9780853158820
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 290 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 12 mm

You may also be interested in...

Autobiography of Malcolm X
Added to basket
No Place to Hide
Added to basket
Crimes Against Humanity
Added to basket
Blacklisted
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Half The Sky
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Politics of Human Rights
Added to basket
March Book One (Oversized Edition)
Added to basket
The Real North Korea
Added to basket
Desert Flower
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Feminism: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
Headscarves and Hymens
Added to basket
The Zhivago Affair
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.