Back to Black : Retelling Black Radicalism for the 21st Century-9781786992789

Back to Black : Retelling Black Radicalism for the 21st Century

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Back to Black traces the long and eminent history of Black radical politics. Born out of resistance to slavery and colonialism, its rich past encompasses figures such as Marcus Garvey, Angela Davis, the Black Panthers and the Black Lives Matter activists of today.

At its core it argues that racism is inexorably embedded in the fabric of society, and that it can never be overcome unless by enacting change outside of this suffocating system. Yet this Black radicalism has been diluted and moderated over time; wilfully misrepresented and caricatured by others; divested of its legacy, potency, and force. Kehinde Andrews explores the true roots of this tradition and connects the dots to today's struggles by showing what a renewed politics of Black radicalism might look like in the 21st century.


Published 10/07/2018 in United Kingdom as part of the Blackness in Britain series
Hardback | 360 pages, 1 Bibliography; 1 Index