Paper $29.00 ISBN: 9780745338651 Published October 2018 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9780745338668 Published November 2018 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Moving Against the System

The 1968 Congress of Black Writers and the Shaping of Global Black Consciousness

Edited by David Austin

Moving Against the System

Edited by David Austin

Distributed for Pluto Press

240 pages | 5 1/4 x 8 1/2 | © 2018
Paper $29.00 ISBN: 9780745338651 Published October 2018 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9780745338668 Published November 2018 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

In 1968, as protests shook France and war raged in Vietnam, the giants of black radical politics descended on Montreal to discuss the unique challenges and struggles facing their black comrades all over the world. Against a backdrop of widespread racism in the West and ongoing colonialism and imperialism in the Global South, this group of activists, writers, and political figures gathered to discuss the history and struggles of people of African descent and the meaning of black power.

For the first time since 1968, David Austin brings alive the speeches and debates of the most important international gathering of black radicals of the era. With never-before-seen texts from Stokely Carmichael, Walter Rodney, and C. L. R. James, these documents will prove invaluable to anyone interested in black radical thought and political activism of the 1960s.
 

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