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Leslie Cook rated it it was amazing Nov 22, This is powerful stuff my a powerful brother and son on the Guyanese soil. He outlines the main goals of Caribbean black power as I the break with imperialism which is historically racist. Amanda Killum rated it it was amazing Oct 25, He is not a dry academic writing about the proletariat from the comfort of his study; instead this book resulted from him leaving the classroom and ‘grounding’ in the street.

Wilbert rated it really liked it Apr 13, In each locale, Rodney found himself a lightning rod for working class Black Power. Michael rated it really liked it Feb 23, The book is striking in its simultaneous ability to survey the wide and heterogenous international context while remaining anchored in grassroots politics, as Rodney offers us first-hand accounts of mass movement geoundings.

Goodreads grounvings you keep track of books you want to read. In his short life, the Guyanese intellectual Walter Rodney emerged as one of the leading thinkers and activists of the anticolonial revolution, leading movements in North America, South America, the African continent, and the Caribbean.


We blacks in the Americas have missed the opportunity when a witb leisurely appraisal of our past might have been possible. In this classic work published in the heady days of anti-colonial revolution, Groundings with My Brothers follows the global circulation of emancipatory ideas, from the black students of North America to the Rasta counter-culture of Jamaica and beyond.

In this book Rodney expresses the struggles and goals of the black power movement in the Caribbean, within a Marxist framework. Walter Rodney and the Question of Power Walter Rodney, the great Marxist historian and activist, was killed on June 13th by a bomb in his native Guyana.

Like CLR James, Rodney wrote big, sweeping history seen in this book but also later in How Europe Underdeveloped Africa and it is possible to see how this holds potential as a “weapon of the struggle.

Don’t have an account? Shanice Mcbean rated it really liked it Feb 24, His deportation catalyzed 20th century Jamaica’s most significant rebellion, the Rodney riots, and his scholarship trained a generation brotherd to think politics at an international scale. See 1 question about The Groundings with My Brothers….

Anacaona rated it it was amazing Nov 06, Craig Cunningham rated it liked it Jul 13, Nov 21, Bartlett Morgan added it. His last point is particularly poignant as he focuses upon history as an important tool to reassert black power in the Caribbean.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. It is necessary to direct our historical activity in the light of two basic principles[: We are virtually forced into the invidious position of proving our humanity by citing historical antecedents; and yet the evidence is too often submitted to the white racists for sanction. Rette rated it it was amazing Jul 29, Dwayne Wong rated it it was amazing Nov 06, Trivia About The Groundings wi A remarkable book on the international operations of racism and the global meaning of Black Power.


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James 13 June Thanks for telling us about the problem. The Groundings with My Brothers. Sep 14, r. Rodney gave talks in dungies and gullies, and this book uniquely captures that grassroots experience, in which Rodney recognised the power of mutual exchange and teaching.

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Bentinck rated it it was amazing. Black revolutionaries study African culture alongside of researchers into germ warfare against the Vietnamese people! Secondly, the acquired knowledge of African history must be seen as directly relevant but secondary to the concrete tactics and strategy which are necessary for our liberation.