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Max Farrar

Speaking Truth To Power: The Life And Times of an African Caribbean British Man

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The authorised biography of Arthur France MBE

'Arthur France is someone that 'the establishment' would prefer to keep hidden from British history. But he has made history, and this book explains how and why.

He was born and raised on the Caribbean island of Nevis and arrived in Leeds in the north of England in 1957. He soon began to organise members off the local Caribbean community into a united force for social progress and was awarded and MBE in 1997.

But Arthur France is best known as the founder of the first Black-led Caribbean Carnival in Europe. This was in Leeds in 1967, but his idea for carnival was not merely sequins and feathers - for him, Carnival was a symbol of Emancipation and a vehicle for changing people's lives.'

Author: Max Farrar

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