BLACK ROUTES Legacy of African DiasporaProduct no.: HP087
Brian A. Belton
This collection of commentaries and biographies features a distinguished group of Black theorists, writers and influential social revolutionaries. It encompasses some well-known and seminal figures from the African Diaspora – from both sides of the Atlantic – such as Bernie Grant and Kwame Toure.
Cultural studies, poetry and political activism are represented by the likes of Stuart Hall, Gwendolyn Brooks and Ericka Huggins, respectively. The graceful yet revolutionary voices of Assata Shakur and Michael Akintaro are set alongside the promotion of creative dissidence as espoused by Nawal al-El Saadawi, the examination of Eldridge Cleaver’s ‘politics of redemption’ and Hanan Ashrawi’s ethic of Amanha (trust).
Africa is represented by Peter Mokaba and Joe Slovo, and the transformation of sport to education for life is embodied in the former West Ham United footballer and American National Coach, Clive Charles.
Black Routes is a celebration of these principled individuals whose commitment to the rejection of oppression deserves wider acknowledgement.