In the belly of the beast
Book Review

Williams, Rhys
http://isj.org.uk/in-the-belly-of-the-beast/

Publisher:  International Socialism
Date Written:  04/04/2016
Year Published:  2016  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX19325

In these days of intense state and media racism, any book that offers a deeper understanding of the role of anti-racist and black liberation struggles is invaluable. Høgsbjerg’s book provides a thorough and engrossing account of such struggles in the colonial world and in the belly of the imperial beast -- where C L R James lived from 1932 to 1938. James left Britain ten years before the Windrush docked in London; the story of his time in the UK is a valuable insight into the vibrant political organisations built by black people in Britain before what is generally considered to be the start of "Black British History".