Here to Stay, Here to Fight
A Race Today Anthology
A unique anthology of Race Today (1973-88), featuring original contributions from C. L. R. James, Linton Kwesi Johnson and Darcus Howe
Here to Stay, Here to Fight, draws together many of these key articles and extracts into an impressive collection - the first book-length anthology of its kind - rescuing many contributions from the obscurity of inaccessible archives.
Framing the original contributions, there is a general introduction, which provides an overview of Race Today's 15-year history, section introductions providing context for each extract, written by writers and activists associated with the Collective, and a concluding section exploring the legacy of Race Today in contemporary social movements and debates around race, gender and class.
Paul Field is a writer, lawyer and political activist. He wrote extensively for Labour Briefing, on which he also sat on the Editorial Board, for nearly ten years. Field has also written for international publications including Jacobin, International Viewpoint, and South African Labour Bulletin.
Robin Bunce is a Historian based at Cambridge University. He has written extensively on the history of political thought, and contemporary pop-culture. His most recent book, published by Bloomsbury, Renegade: The Life and Times of Darcus Howe, co-authored with Paul Field, was nominated for the Orwell Politics Prize.
Leila Hassan was employed by Institute of Race Relations from 1970. Hassan went on to become a member of the Race Today Collective, the deputy editor of Race Today from 1973 and editor from 1985, during which time she was a frequent contributor to the journal on subjects ranging from black power movement in US, to the struggles of black women in the UK.
Margaret Peacock spent 25 years as the Head-Teacher of a mixed inner city comprehensive school. She was closely involved in the magazine 'Teachers' Action'.
'Required reading for any black activist of the time' - Diane Abbott, Shadow Home Secretary
'Those people inspired me - there was Darcus Howe, Linton Kwesi Johnson, the Race Today Collective, that inspired me...' - Benjamin Zephaniah, Poet
'The radical journal Race Today ... was hugely influential in black political movements in the 1970s' - Kehinde Andrews, author of 'Back to Black: Retelling Black Radicalism for the 21st Century'
'Race Today was a serious black journal that was both politically and theoretically nuanced' - Denise Noble, author of 'Decolonizing and Feminizing Freedom'
'[I am] grateful for this anthology of the writings of the Race Today Collective ... It comes from the heart of black British struggle ... I could have really done with this when I was writing [my book]' - Reni Eddo-Lodge
'[A] trenchant collection from the archives of the influential radical publication ... featuring contributions from some of the finest writers, activists and cultural figures in the field of race' - Red Pepper
'A fitting tribute to Darcus Howe' - Labour Briefing
1. 'Race Today' and British Politics
2. Black Youth in Revolt
3. Sex, Race and Class
4. Asian Communities, Asian Workers and 'Race Today'
5. Challenging British (In)Justice
6. 'Creation for Liberation': 'Race Today' and Culture
7. For Black and Third World Liberation
Notes on Contributors
Hardcover ISBN: 9780745339771
eBook ISBN: 9781786804846
150mm x 230mm