Renegade: Darcus Howe and the Fight for Black British Civil Rights (UK Edition Paperback)

Regular price £8.00

by Robin Bunce and Paul Field

*out of print*


Born in Trinidad during the dying days of colonialism, Darcus Howe became 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.
Howe took a leading role in the defining struggles in Britain against institutional racism in the police, the courts and the media. Renegade 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 a prominent journalist and political commentator.

About the Author

Robin Bunce is a historian based at Homerton College, University of Cambridge. He specialises in the history of ideas, particularly the recent history of black radicalism in Britain. He has written for The Guardian, The Independent and the New Statesman. Together with Samara Linton he published Diane Abbott: the Authorised Biography in 2020.

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.

Product Details

Category: Black British History, Civil Rights

Language: English

Format/Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

ISBN-10: 144821808X

ISBN-13: 978-1448218080

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Date Published: July 06, 2021

Pages: 496

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