Criterion Connection's Synopsis: Dr. Quito J. Swan takes the reader on a journey that is seemingly the life of a true Social and Environmental Justice Superhero! From the Publisher: Pauulu’s Diaspora is a sweeping story of black internationalism across the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Ocean worlds, told through the life and work of twentieth-century environmental activist Pauulu Kamarakafego. Born in Bermuda and with formative experiences in Cuba, Kamarakafego was aware at an early age of the effects of colonialism and the international scope of racism and segregation. After pursuing graduate studies in ecological engineering, he traveled to Africa, where he was inspired by the continent’s independence struggles and contributed to various sustainable development movements. Despite government surveillance, Kamarakafego built a network of black organizers that reached from Kenya to the islands of Oceania and included such figures as C. L. R. James, Queen Mother Audley Moore, Kwame Nkrumah, Sonia Sanchez, Sylvia Hill, Malcolm X, Vanessa Griffen, and Stokely Carmichael. In a riveting narrative that runs through Caribbean sugarcane fields, Liberian rubber plantations, and Papua New Guinean rainforests, Pauulu’s Diaspora recognizes a global leader who has largely been absent from scholarship. Quito J. Swan, professor of Africana studies and director of the William Monroe Trotter Institute at the University of Massachusetts Boston, is the author of Black Power in Bermuda: The Struggle for Decolonization.
Limited Edition Hardcover ISBN 13: 9780813066417 - Pub Date: 5/26/2020 Details: 408 pages, 6.125x9.25 Subject(s): History - American Ethnic