The first biography of JR Ralph Casimir (1898-1986), a Pan-Africanist and poet from the Caribbean island of Dominica.
This biography, lovingly written by his grand-daughter, explores his political and personal life. In particular it examines his involvement with Marcus Garvey’s Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) of which he was a founding member, organiser and agent for Garvey’s Black Star Line. He committed his life to opposing the discrimination woven in to the British colonial system. A teacher, bookbinder, and lawyer’s clerk, he was also a prolific poet and editor of Dominica’s first poetry anthology.