Podcast Episode #111 – Winston James

This week we interview Winston James, author of Claude McKay: The Making of a Black Bolshevik, published by Columbia University Press in July 2022. A Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine, James also authored, Holding Aloft the Banner of Ethiopia: Caribbean Radicalism in Early Twentieth-Century America, winner of the Gordon K. Lewis Memorial Award for Caribbean Scholarship from the Caribbean Studies Association. His three other books examined pioneering Pan-Africanist writer John Brown Russwurm, the poetry of Claude McKay, and Britain’s Caribbean diaspora. Winston James was interviewed by fellow biographer and BIO member Kitty Kelley.