Book launch for the latest Socialist History Society Occasional Publication
Mariner, Renegade and Castaway: Chris Braithwaite
On Tuesday 18 February, 6.30pm
Bookmarks Bookshop, 1, Bloomsbury Street
With author Christian Hogsbjerg
Chris Braithwaite (aka “Chris Jones”) was a black Barbadian seaman who became a leading organiser of colonial seamen in inter-war Britain.
He played a critical role in the Pan-Africanist and wider anti-colonial movement alongside figures such as C L R James and George Padmore.
Christian Hogsbjerg, author of Mariner, Renegade and Castaway: Chris Braithwaite, the latest SHS Occasional Publication, recovers this long overlooked life of a black radical and political trade unionist, and suggests his determined struggle for working class unity in the face of racism and austerity retains relevance for us today.
Admission £2, refundable on any purchase. Call 020 7637 1848 to reserve your place.
For past SHS Occasional Publications see here: