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Save Nello James

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The 'Cottage' that was bequeathed to the African & Caribbean Community in Manchester in the 1970's by Vanessa Redgrave has been put up for Sale. This group wishes to explore how we can Unite and restore this building to fulfil t's legacy as a resource to our Community. Here is a short extract about 'Nello James' whom the building was named after to convey the 'Spirit' that it represents to us ...... C. L. R. James is one of the twentieth-century's most important radical intellectuals. C. L. R. James (1901-1989) was born and raised in Trinidad and became one of the most prominent figures to emerge out of the West Indian diaspora. He authored numerous books and essays on Caribbean history, Marxist theory, literary criticism, Western civilization, African politics, Hegelian philosophy and popular culture. His best known works, The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution, and Beyond a Boundary are classics of twentieth-century thought. James played an active part in democratic movements in the West Indies and Africa as well as in left-wing and Pan-African campaigns in Britain, the United States, and Trinidad.

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