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Title:'Far from Home': The Origins and Significance of the Afro-Caribbean Community in South Africa to 1930
Author:Cobley, Alan G.
Periodical:Journal of Southern African Studies
Geographic term:South Africa
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Ethnic and Race Relations
History and Exploration
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/2637272
Abstract:An Afro-Caribbean presence in South Africa in the early twentieth century has long been recognized. This paper traces the origins of the Afro-Caribbean community in South Africa, which are to be found predominantly among economic migrants such as seafarers. It then considers the nature of the Afro-Caribbean community in South Africa (mainly concentrated in the great maritime crossroads of Cape Town) and discusses its impact on black political consciousness and organization, both before and after the First World War, mentioning the Pan-Africanist Henry Sylvester Williams, one of the first Afro-Caribbean immigrants to participate in South African politics; the Garvey Movement (the Universal Negro Improvement Association) and the Industrial and Commercial Workers' Union (ICU) of Clements Kadalie. Notes, ref.