Back to Black: Black Radicalism for the 21st Century

Kehinde Andrews

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Published: 15th Sep '19


An essential and incendiary modern history of Black radical politics for today’s generation – now in paperback.

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‘Lucid, fluent and compelling’ – Observer’We need writers like Andrews … These are truths we need to be hearing’ – New StatesmanBack 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.

Additional information

Dimensions 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 360