The Black Jacobins-James-C101

The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L’Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution by C.L.R. James

This book is an account of the Haitian Revolution of 1794-1803, a revolution that began in the wake of the Bastille and became the model …

The Irritated Genie-Carruthers-C101

The Irritated Genie by Jacob H. Carruthers

The Haitian Revolution is one of the most important revolutions in the history of the world, if not, the most significant revolution in the Western …

Mau Mau-W.O. Maloba-C101

Mau Mau and Kenya: An Analysis of a Peasant Revolt by Wunyabari O. Maloba

Mau Mau and Kenya traces a unique peasant revolt against British colonialism. Maloba describes the participants and their differing ideologies; relationships between the revolt and …

Consciencism-Kwame Nkurmah-C101

Consciencism: Philosophy & Ideology for Decolonization by Kwame Nkrumah

Nkurmah deconstructs the fallacy that western philosophical thought is “universal philosophical thought”. He provides detail which exposes western philosophical thought as purposefully placing all thought …

Blood In My Eye-Jackson-C101

Blood in My Eye by George L. Jackson

Blood in My Eye is a political treatise from George Jackson which covers a wide range of topics from colonialism, capitalism, the irrelevancy of third …

How Europe Underdeveloped Africa-Rodney-C101

How Europe Underdeveloped Africa by Walter Rodney

The decisiveness of colonialism/slavery and its negative consequences for Africa spring mainly from the fact that Africa lost power. Power is the ultimate determinant in …

The Wretched of the Earth-Fanon-C101

The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon

The Wretched of the Earth concerns the psychology of the colonized and the path to liberation. This book is one of the foundational works which …

Pedagogy of the oppressed-Freire-C101

Pedagogy of the Oppressed, 30th Anniversary Edition by Paulo Freire

There are no blurbs or short explanations to write about Pedagogy of the Oppressed. To attempt to explain one aspect of this book would limit …

Class Struggle In Africa-Kwame Nkrumah-C101

Class Struggle In Africa by Kwame Nkrumah

The best way to describe this book is by expanding the title to say Class Struggle Amongst Africans.  Nkrumah places the African struggle in the …

A Dying Colonialism-Fanon-C101

A Dying Colonialism by Frantz Fanon

A Dying Colonialism is an incisive account of how oppressed nationalities can use cultural practices derided by colonialist as primitive to advance revolutionary ideology and …