The Groundings with my Brothers (1969) was the first work published by London-based independent Black publishing house, Bogle-L’Ouverture Publications.
This is the fifth edition published by Bogle-L’Ouverture (1990) and was co-published in the US by Research Associates School Times Publications
This African carving is one of the many pieces of arts and crafts from Africa that was available in the Bogle-L’Ouverture Bookshop which opened in 1975.
Eric Huntley, whilst imprisoned in Guyana in 1950s and charged with the crime of protesting against the banning of books, was allowed to have one book to read: Candide, ou l'Optimisme. Written in 1759 by Voltaire, a philosopher of the Age of Enlightenment, the book’s message still resonates with him: that 'everything happens for the best. Everything happens for a reason'.
Originally published by Bogle-L'Ouverture Publications in 1972, How Europe Underdeveloped Africa is Walter Rodney’s seminal work and arguably the originator of modern African studies.