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.
Colin Grant is an independent historian who works for BBC Radio. The son of Jamaican parents, he lives in London.
- Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1st edition (March 2, 2010)
- Language: English
- Paperback: 544 pages
- ISBN-10: 0195393090
- ISBN-13: 9780195393095
- Item Weight: 1.7 pounds
- Dimensions: 9.08 x 1.15 x 8.46 inches