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The Life of JR Ralph Casimir

Kathy Casimir MacLean

JR Ralph Casimir (1898-1986) was a Pan-Africanist and poet from the Caribbean island of Dominica. This biography, lovingly written by his grand-daughter, explores his political and personal life, in particular his involvement with Marcus Garvey's Universal Negro Improvement Association.
Date Published :
January 2022
Publisher :
Papillote Press
Illustration :
b/w photographs
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Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781838041526
Pages : 176
Dimensions : 7.8 X 5.1 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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$13.95

Overview
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JR Ralph Casimir (1898-1996) was a Pan-Africanist and poet from the Caribbean island of Dominica. He was organizer and General Secretary of the island’s branch of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (1912-1922) and agent for Marcus Garvey’s Black Star Line.

This biography, lovingly written by his granddaughter Kathy Casimir MacLean, is the first in-depth look at the life of this courageous Dominican whose dedication to Pan-Africanist ideas is reflected in his writings and in his links with Garvey and other key African-American figures of the time. He was also a teacher, church cantor and poet, founding Dominica’s first literary society and publishing the first anthologies of Dominican poetry.

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