Professor Hakim Adi
Prof. Hakim Adi (Ph.D. SOAS, London University) is the author of West Africans in Britain 1900-1960: Nationalism, Pan-Africanism and Communism (London, 1998); joint author (with M. Sherwood) of The 1945 Manchester Pan-African Congress Revisited (London, 1995) and Pan-African History: Political Figures from Africa and the Diaspora since 1787 (London, 2003).
He has written widely on Pan-Africanism and the modern political history of Africa and the African Diaspora, especially on Africans in Britain. He has also written three history books for children. He is currently working on a film documentary on the West African Students’ Union www.wasuproject.org.uk. His latest book Pan-Africanism and Communism: The Communist International, Africa and the Diaspora, 1919-1939 was published by Africa World Press in 2013. In 2014 his children's book, The History of the African and Caribbean Communities in Britain, was re-published for the third time.
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"If there is no struggle there is no progress.
Those who profess to favor freedom and yet deprecate agitation
are men who want crops without plowing up the ground;
they want rain without thunder and lightning.
They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters."