From resistance to rebellion: Asian and Afro-Caribbean struggles in Britain

Chronicles and analyses the hitherto unrecorded history of black people in Britain since the Second World War.

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This pioneering pamphlet, essential for students, race and social studies and black history courses, traces the history of black struggles in Britain, from Udham Singh, hanged in 1940 for shooting dead Sir Michael O’Dwyer (the former Lieutenant Governor of the Punjab), to the fifth Pan-African Congress held in Manchester in 1945, at which delegates called for an end to imperialism. ‘Of such strands have black struggles in Britain been woven. But their pattern was set on the loom of British racism’.

You can now download a free copy of A. Sivanandan’s ‘From resistance to rebellion: Asian and Afro-Caribbean struggles in Britain’ here (pdf. file, 2.4mb).


By A. Sivanandan. A5, 44pp., ISBN 0 85001 030 6, 1986.