Black For a Cause

Reviews of the Book


(March 25, 2011)

What's being said about ‘Black for a Cause'


  “A brilliant book ...honest ...powerful...” Professor Geoff  Palmer, October 2010

 “...good ... informative ...very welcome, should be bought and read.” Cecil Gutzmore, 19/10/10 

 “... makes for compelling reading... Possibly the first book on the British Black Power movement written from the inside.”  Harmitt Athwal, Institute of Race Relations. 11/11/10

 "Groundbreaking."   UK Black Writer's Board, 18/12/10

 “...a profoundly original book ... there’s nothing else like it.”  Chris Searle, Morning Star, 16/2/11

 “ ...Winston Trew's  gem of an autobiography/history is something unmissable.’ Professor Paul Gilroy, London, 12/4/11

"...(T)his remarkable book ... marks the full emergence of foot-soldier   intellectuals coming out of the UKs turbulent twentieth-century Black liberation era." Colin Prescod, Race & Class, October 2011

This autobiography is an important historical work that, on one level, documents the wrongful arrest and imprisonment of a young black man for crimes that he did not commit. However, it is much more than this for it places the racist treatment black youth by the police in the early 1970s within the context of the media “mugging scare” which was utilised by the criminal justice system to criminalise black communities.

Statewatch Journal; vol 21 no 4 October-December 2011


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