Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Black Power in the Caribbean$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Kate Quinn

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780813049090

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813049090.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM FLORIDA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.florida.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University Press of Florida, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in FLASO for personal use.date: 28 May 2020

The Abeng Newspaper and the Radical Politics of Postcolonial Blackness

The Abeng Newspaper and the Radical Politics of Postcolonial Blackness

Chapter:
(p.76) 3 The Abeng Newspaper and the Radical Politics of Postcolonial Blackness
Source:
Black Power in the Caribbean
Author(s):

Anthony Bogues

Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813049090.003.0004

This chapter examines the Abeng newspaper in Jamaica as part of a radical political moment in the history of post-independence Jamaica. It sets the emergence of Abeng and the Jamaican Black Power movement in the context of a history of black political thought and activism in Jamaica that encompasses Garveyism, Rastafari and Ethiopianism. Abeng's role as a transmitter and organizer of critical consciousness is analyzed alongside its revolutionary black political ideology. The chapter suggests that the demise of Abeng as a political group occurred when different currents began to consolidate themselves into other political organizations outside the framework of radical black politics. Its demise signaled the end of an explicitly radical politics of blackness in Jamaica for some time.

Keywords:   Jamaica, Black Power, Abeng newspaper, Garveyism, Rastafari, Radical black politics

Florida Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .