Darcus Howe

Nelson Mandela, CLR James and the Brixton radicals: how South Africa inspired South London

6 December 2013 When Nelson Mandela came to Britain, the one place he visited beyond Westminster and Buckingham Palace was Brixton – and he had a rapturous welcome. Here Darcus Howe looks back at how the anti-apartheid movement interwove with the experience of black people in the UK