African Interest

African Interest

Negro with a Hat by Colin Grant

Author: Colin Grant

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Brief Summary

New in paperback, this groundbreaking biography captures the full sweep and epic dimensions of Marcus Garvey's life, the dazzling triumphs and the dreary exile. As Grant shows…

Brief Summary

New in paperback, this groundbreaking biography captures the full sweep and epic dimensions of Marcus Garvey's life, the dazzling triumphs and the dreary exile. As Grant shows, Garvey was a man of contradictions: a self-educated, poetry-writing aesthete and unabashed propagandist, an admirer of Lenin, and a dandy given to elaborate public displays.

Above all, he was a shrewd promoter whose use of pageantry evoked a lost African civilization and fired the imagination of his followers. Negro With a Hat restores Garvey to his place as one of the founders of black nationalism and a key figure of the 20th century.

"A searching, vivid, and (as the title suggests) complex account of Garvey's short but consequential life." -Steve Hahn, The New Republic "The story of Marcus Garvey, the charismatic and tireless black leader who had a meteoric rise and fall in the late 1910s and early '20s, makes for enthralling reading, and Garvey has found an engaging and objective biographer in Colin Grant.... Grant's book is not all politics, ideology, money and lawsuits.

It is also an engrossing social history.... Negro With a Hat is an achievement on a scale Garvey might have appreciated." "

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  • Ekoroi - Tue/08/2020

    I just finished reading the biography of Marcus Garvey. The book, Negro With A Hat: The Rise and Fall of Marcus Garvey takes the reader the early life of the African mental emancipator. Born in Jamaica, Garvey learns at an early age the virtues of self-

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