In this classic work published in the heady days of anti-colonial revolution, Groundings with My Brothers follows the global circulation of emancipatory ideas, from the black students of North America to the Rasta counterculture of Jamaica and beyond. The book is striking in its simultaneous ability to survey the wide and heterogeneous international context while remaining anchored in grassroots politics, as Rodney offers us first-hand accounts of mass movement organizing. Having inspired a generation of revolutionaries, this new edition will re-introduce the book to a new political landscape that it helped shape, with reflections from leading scholar-activists.
“If Walter Rodney’s assassins were under the impression that they could arrest the flow of his ideas by destroying his body, they could have not been more wrong … In the context of the new resistance fo global capitalism, his captivating analysis resonates more than ever before.”
“The Groundings with My Brothers issues an open call, even today, for the black intellectual to engage in the discourse of black consciousness and black power, and also to actively seek out concrete tactics and strategies which are necessary for our liberation.”
“Rodney’s perspective is alive, dazzling with the potential of revolution.”
“In short order, Groundings became the single most influential Black Power text in the Caribbean as well as the region’s most notable ideological contribution to Black Power globally.”