DATE OF BIRTH: January 4, 1901
PLACE OF BIRTH: Port-of-Spain, Trinidad
EDUCATION: Queen's Royal College
CAREER:                                 Upon graduating from high school, James became a teacher after turning down a scholarship to further his education in England. He left Trinidad in 1932 for England to become a novelist, and later became a cricket correspondent for the Manchester Guardian while developing a great interest in Marxism. He moved to the USA in November 1938, but was expelled in 1953 for his un-American activities. James wrote the following books:
  • 1936 - Minty Alley
  • 1938 - The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution
  • 1963 - Beyond a Boundary
  • 1985 - Mariners, Renegades and Castaways
  • 1986 - Cricket
  • 1987 - Trinidad & Tobago Trinity Cross (for Literature)
DIED: May 1989, in Brixton, England
Compiled by Ronald C. Emrit