An exemplary work of political, economic, and historical analysis, powerfully introduced by Angela Davis
Walter Rodney was an internationally renowned historian of colonialism and a leader of Black Power and Pan-African movements across the diaspora, most notably the Guyanese Working People's Alliance. His life and work brought together struggles for independence on the African continent with the strivings of the black working classes of North America and the Caribbean basin. On June the 13th, 1980, Rodney was assassinated, most likely by the then-president of Guyana. He was 38 years old.
For anyone who genuinely wants to understand why black life continues to be devalued, and the global nature of the problem, Walter Rodney's How Europe Underdeveloped Africa (1972) is a must-read. * BBC History Magazine *