Seeing red: the wisdom of John Berger

Nineham, Chris

Publisher:  Counterfire
Date Written:  03/01/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX20226

A reflection on the life and work of critic John Berger.




His radicalism was wholly reliable and outspoken. Awarded the Booker Prize in 1972 for his novel G, on air he denounced the slave-derived wealth of the Booker family and donated half the prize money to the British chapter of the Black Panther Party. It is said that he was accompanied to the ceremony by a member of the Black Panther Party who urged him to 'keep it cool'.
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