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- DescriptionAt one time during the first half of the twentieth century, Marcus Garvey was the most famous black man on the planet. Hailed as both the 'black Moses' and merely 'a Negro with a hat', he masterminded the first International Convention of the Negro Peoples of the World, began the Universal Negro Improvement Association and captivated audiences with his powerful speeches and audacious 'Back to Africa' programme. But he was to end his life in penury, igminy and friendless exile, after serving jail time in both the US and Jamaica. With masterful skill, wit and compassion, Colin Grant chronicles Garvey's extraordinary life, the failed business ventures, his misguided negotiations with the Ku Klux Klan, the two wives and the premature obituaries that contributed to his lonely, tragic death. This is the dramatic cautionary tale of a man who articulated the submerged thoughts of an awakening people. WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION FOR THE PAPERBACK EDITION.
- Author BiographyColin Grant is a historian and BBC radio producer. He is the author of Negro with a Hat, a biography of Marcus Garvey; I&I: The Natural Mystics, a group biography of the original Wailers, Marley, Tosh and Livingston; and his own memoir, Bageye at the Wheel. The son of Jamaican emigrants, he lives in Brighton.
- Author(s)Colin Grant
- PublisherVintage Publishing
- Date of Publication29/01/2009
- SubjectBiography: General
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight409 g
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine36 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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