Grant Farred looks at Muhammad Ali, C. L. R. James, Stuart Hall, and Bob Marley
“What’s my name?” was the question Muhammad Ali asked to startle opponents by its audacity. Grant Farred has achieved a similar effort by explaining through the careers of four celebrated names, a new dimension to the overlapping functions of the intellectual. He presents the political thinkers C.L.R. James and Stuart Hall in an arena of popular engagement shared equally by Muhammad Ali and Bob Marley. If the combination seems unorthodox, it makes for a very rewarding experience.
George Lamming, author of In the Castle of My Skin