CLR (Cyril Lionel RobertJames was a Marxist writer, political commentator, and Cricket lover.
One of his most famous works is “The Black Jacobins”; a biography of “Tousaint Louverture” the Haitian Revoloutionary.
Born in Trinidad, he attended the Queen’s Royal College on the island before becoming a cricket journalist and also writing fiction. In 1932, he moved to Nelson in Lancashire, England in the hope of furthering his literary career. There, he worked for the Manchester Guardian and helped the cricketer Learie Constantine write his autobiography.
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