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This is a collection of public lectures given in Jamaica by Guyanese-born scholar and activist Walter Rodney. In them Rodney calls for the development of an anti-colonial Marxist Black Power movement in the Caribbean. Rodney’s ideas were deemed so dangerous by the Jamaican government that they declared him persona non grata in October 1968 and he was immediately dismissed from his position at the University of the West Indies. Both acts sparked violent protests in Jamaica in support of Rodney.
The Groundings (1969) was the first work published by the London-based Bogle-L’Ouverture independent Black publishing house.