Negro with a Hat: The Rise and Fall of Marcus Garvey.
Article Type: Book review
Subject: Books (Book reviews)
Pub Date: 06/01/2008
Publication: Name: Journal of Pan African Studies Publisher: Journal of Pan African Studies Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Social sciences Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2008 Journal of Pan African Studies ISSN: 0888-6601
Issue: Date: June, 2008 Source Volume: 2 Source Issue: 4
Topic: NamedWork: Negro With A Hat: The Rise and Fall of Marcus Garvey (Biography)
Persons: Reviewee: Grant, Colin
Accession Number: 192353387
Full Text: Negro With A Hat: The Rise and Fall of Marcus Garvey by Colin Grant. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. ISBN: 978-0-19-536794-2; pp.530.


In the first full-length biography of Garvey in a generation, the author captures the full sweep and epic dimensions of Garvey's life, the dazzling triumphs and his exile. In this book Grant shows Garvey was a man of contradictions: a self-educated, poetry-writing aesthete and unabashed propagandist, an admirer of Lenin, and a dandy given to elaborate public displays. Above all, he was a shrewd promoter whose use of pageantry to evoked a lost African civilization and fired the imagination of his followers.
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