Black history month


Recommended reading on black history, police racism, Islamophobia and contemporary debates on oppression

The crisis of black leadership

Esme Choonara and Yuri Prasad

The literature of a ravished continent: Achebe, Sembène and Ngugi

Ken Olende

C L R James and the Black Jacobins

Christian Hogsbjerg

What’s wrong with privilege theory?

Esme Choonara and Yuri Prasad

Theories of difference: The Subaltern project examined

Talat Ahmed

The story of the story of Stagger Lee

Simon Andrewes

Frantz Fanon: Decolonisation through revolution

Chris Newlove

Black British history

Here to stay, here to fight: How Asians transformed the British working class

Yuri Prasad

Remembering “Rivers of Blood”

Shirin Hirsch

Empire and resistance

The British Empire and the First World War: the colonial experience

Talat Ahmed

Gandhi: the man behind the myths

Talat Ahmed

India: Imperialism, Partition and Resistance

Sam Ashman

The US, slavery and civil rights

A hard road to travel: black people and racism in the 19th century United States

Ken Olende

Unfinished business: Martin Luther King in Memphis

Brian Kelly

Islam and Islamophobia

Muslim working class struggles

Hassan Mahamdallie

Islamophobia: the othering of Europe’s Muslims

Hassan Mahamdallie

What are we to do with Islam? The case of Turkey

Ron Margulies

The prophet and the proletariat

Chris Harman

Policing/crime and racism

Racism and resistance in the US after Ferguson

Megan Trudell

Out of control? Youth crime, class and capitalism

Jo Cardwell, Claire Dissington and Brian Richardson

Book reviews

Race and the British Working Class

review of Satnam Virdee, Racism, Class and the Racialized Outsider

Antony Hamilton

Black Power Comes to Britain

review of Bunce and Field, Darcus Howe, a political biography

Gary McFarlane

Voices of the sipahis

review of Gajendra Singh, The Testimonies of Indian Soldiers and the Two World Wars

Rahul Patel

The Comintern and the African Atlantic

review of Hakim Adi, Pan-Africanism and Communism: The Communist International, Africa and the Diaspora, 1919-1939
and Holger Weiss, Framing a Radical African Atlantic: African American Agency, West African Intellectuals and the International Trade Union Committee of Negro Workers

Ken Olende

Race and class in the US

review of David Roediger, How Race Survived US History

Nicola Ginsburgh

Unite and fight!

review of Say it Loud: Marxism and the Fight against Racism

Zak Cochrane

Understanding Islamophobia

review of Arun Kundnani, The Muslims are Coming! Islamophobia, Extremism, and the Domestic War on Terror

Brian Richardson

In the belly of the beast

review of Christian Høgsbjerg, C L R James in Imperial Britain

Rhys Williams