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C.L.R. James

(1901-1989), Historian and writer

C.L.R. James (Cyril Lionel Robert James)

Sitter in 2 portraits
Born in Trinidad, Cyril Lionel Robert James moved to London in 1933. His first published works campaigned for the independence of the West Indies: The Life of Captain Cipriani (1932) and The Case for West-Indian Self Government (1933). James's later books included Minty Alley (1936), The Black Jacobins (1938), Mariners, Renegades and Castaways: The Story of Herman Melville and the World We Live In (1952). Widely known as a writer on cricket, his autobiography Beyond a Boundary was published in 1963.

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C.L.R. James, by Val Wilmer, for  Format Photographers - NPG x133130

C.L.R. James

by Val Wilmer, for Format Photographers
modern gelatin silver print, 31 December 1975
NPG x133130

C.L.R. James, by Rob Adderley, and  Ceri Buckmaster, and  Staffan Gnosspelius - NPG D48059

C.L.R. James

by Rob Adderley, and Ceri Buckmaster, and Staffan Gnosspelius
currency note, 2009
NPG D48059

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