Francophone Caribbean Perspectives on C.L.R James

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On this panel at the Black Jacobins Revisited: Rewriting History Conference in Liverpool, arranged to mark the 75th anniversary of the publication of C.L.R. James pioneering, anti-colonial work, The Black Jacobins, two engaging scholars provide us with a different perspective.

Fabienne Viala (University of Warwick) presents a paper entitled, Sabotage, commemoration and performance: The Black Jacobins and Maryse Condé’s An Tan Revolysion and Daniel Nethery (University of Sydney) presents The Black Jacobins, Aimé Césaire and Frantz Fanon

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Akeem said:

it, Dato Azly Rahman.It looks like the colour of the futrue will change, either for the good of the all the people or it will change to enrich a certain group of people. If it is the fomrmer, well and good; and everybody, except perhaps those who have enriched themselves by using the NEP as a weapon of ECONOMIC DESTRUCTION of the less-privileged or less-connected. If it is the latter, then Most people who are at the fringe of economic distribution will not lie low. The demonstrations seen overseas in Burma, Pakistan, Australia, Egypt and now in our beloved nation could perhaps awaken the top brass in each country now troubled by protests may take one of two steps. Either the powers-that-be will LISTEN to the voices of DISCONTENT or they will CLAMP down any opposition which will lead to more and more demonstrations which will harm the economy. Foreign investors will not come in; they will park their money in safer shores where JUSTICE and FAIR PLAY and the RULE of LAW prevail. If Justice is tainted or is in doubt, investors will run miles away. They cannotr afford to risk thei investments where contracts can go wrong; and legal disputes in court will be perceived to be a done thing: it is a case of a cock-eyed justice which will present a cock-eyed decision. And no investor who is wise enough to know what could happen will jeipardise his money in shady businesses, which could be the end-result. I don’t think a wise government will afford to allow a cock-eyed judiciary to prevent inestors from coming in.So, the colour of change is likely to favour the people at large, for that is the way forward for any nation, not just Malaysia.Malaysia08