Tuesday, October 21, 2003

These are essential historical texts, as they illuminate the early intellectual development of this prophet of Pan-Africanism, Caribbean national liberation and federation, and working class sovereignty--yet this small elegant volume is also distinguished by imagery and narrative that even the reader of popular fiction will enjoy....

We begin to see the impending major intellectual powerhouse emerge.... Only hinting at the future political ideals for which he would become a standard bearer, James's Letters from London depicts both a clash over and an embrace of the principles of modernity and civilization.

-- From Matthew Quest's review of Letters from London in the Fall 2003 Rain Taxi Review of Books (unfortunately, this review isn't available online).

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