CLR James


Friday, March 28th, 2014

Cricket in America

It’s futile and perhaps just a little odious to compare cricket with football (soccer), but like all cricket-lovers, compare I must. While football’s fizz serves it well as a commoditised distraction of corporate capital, cricket for the most part resists the big money phantasmagoria. Cricket – even in its glitzy made-for-Bollywood 20/20 form - does...

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

Mandela was the Last Founding Father in Africa’s Decolonization

The death of Nelson Mandela has provoked an outpouring of mourning, celebration, and commentary around the world that is unprecedented for an African leader. Glowing tributes have gushed from world leaders and major magazines and newspapers have...

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Edouard Glissant est mort

The writer Edouard Glissant has died. Glissant, a native of Martinique, citizen of France, was known for his work on African identity in the Caribbean and on French colonialism. He was also a poet. He died yesterday,...