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Communities of Resistance

Writings on Black Struggles for Socialism

A. Sivanandan Gary Younge Arun Kundnani

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Verso Books
01 October 2019
Black & Asian studies; Socialism & left-of-centre democratic ideologies; Human rights
Ambalavaner Sivanandan was one of Britain's most influential radical thinkers. As Director of the Institute of Race Relations for forty years, his work changed the way that we think about race, racism, globalisation and resistance. Communities of Resistance collects together some of his most famous essays, including his excoriating polemic on Thatcherism and the left The Hokum of New Times .

This updated edition contains a new preface by Gary Younge and an introduction by Arun Kundnani.
By:   A. Sivanandan
Preface by:   Gary Younge
Introduction by:   Arun Kundnani
Imprint:   Verso Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 140mm, 
Weight:   367g
ISBN:   9781788732567
ISBN 10:   1788732561
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   01 October 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

A. Sivanandan is director of the Institute of Race Relations in London, editor of the journal Race and Class and author of A Different Hunger.

Reviews for Communities of Resistance: Writings on Black Struggles for Socialism

You can agree or not agree with Sivanandan (I agree nearly all the time) but what you certainly can't ignore is the voice with which he writes. It has the warmth of the passion of those who know they will never live to wield power, and the clarity of a demand for justice that cannot be silenced. His is a voice that relays the voices of the poor, the salt of the earth and the proud. The colour of his voice cannot be dismissed. Its unique tone carries a reminder of what wealth inevitably loses, of what power based upon injustice fears. Read, listen ... --John Berger


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