Renegade: The Life and Times of Darcus Howe

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Bloomsbury Publishing, Feb 9, 2017 - Biography & Autobiography - 480 pages
Born in Trinidad during the dying days of British colonialism, Darcus Howe has become an uncompromising champion of racial justice. The book examines how Howe's unique political outlook was inspired by the example of his friend and mentor C.L.R. James, and forged in the heat of the American civil rights movement, as well as Trinidad's Black Power Revolution.

The book sheds new light on Howe's leading role in the defining struggles in Britain against institutional racism in the police, the courts and the media. It focuses on his part as a defendant in the trial of the Mangrove Nine, the high point of Black Power in Britain; his role in conceiving and organizing the Black People's Day of Action, the largest ever demonstration by the black community in Britain; and his later work as one of a prominent journalist and political commentator


Bloomsbury sold the film rights last year to the UK production company that made the gay rights movie "Pride". The authors are also acting as consultants for a tv miniseries called Guerrilla about the post-war Black Rights Movement in Britain. Due for broadcast in February 2017 it stars Idris Elba.


Robin Bunce is Director of Studies for Politics at Homerton College, Cambridge, and a Bye-Fellow in History at St Edmund's College, Cambridge. He is the author of a study of Thomas Hobbes for Continuum's Major Conservative and Libertarian Thinkers series (2009) and he has published several books on civil rights in America for the schools market. He is also an editor of Twentieth Century History Review.

Paul Field worked as a journalist for many years, specialising in issues of policing, asylum and institutional racism, before becoming a lawyer specialising in the fields of discrimination and employment
 

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Contents

Preface to the Paperback Edition
Authors Preface
Introduction Darcus Howe is a West Indian
Son of a Preacher
Black Power Comes to Britain
Know Yourself
Cause for Concern
Darcus Howe is not a Comedian
Towards Racial Justice
Come What May we are Here to Stay
Darcus Outta Jail
Thirteen Dead and Nothing Said
Insurrection
Revolutionaries Dont Wear Glitter
Playing Devils Advocate
Slave Nation

Seize Power and Send for James
Frank Crichlow and the Mangrove
Demonstration
Clampdown
Days at the Old Bailey
Fight to the Finish
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Copyright

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Robin Bunce is Director of Studies for Politics at Homerton College, Cambridge, and a Bye-Fellow in History at St Edmund's College, Cambridge. He is the author of a study of Thomas Hobbes for Continuum's Major Conservative and Libertarian Thinkers series (2009) and he has published several books on civil rights in America for the schools market. He is also an editor of Twentieth Century History Review.

Paul Field worked as a journalist for many years, specialising in issues of policing, asylum and institutional racism, before becoming a lawyer specialising in the fields of discrimination and employment.

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