Claudia Jones : Beyond Containment: Autobiographical Reflections, Essays and Poems

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Claudia Jones, intellectual genius and staunch activist against racist and gender oppression founded two of Black Briton s most important institutions; the first black newspaper, the West Indian Gazette and Afro-Asian Times and was a founding member of the Notting Hill Carnival. This book makes accessible and brings to wider attention the words of an often overlooked 20th century political and cultural activist who tirelessly campaigned, wrote, spoke out, organized, edited and published autobiographical writings on human rights and peace struggles related to gender, race and class. Claudia Jones was an iconic figure who inspired a generation of black activists and deserves to be much more widely known. This important book is a fitting memorial. Diane Abbott, MP, Westminster, London."
Publication Date: 
December 19, 2011