Roberto Almanza-Hernández
Universidad del Magdalena, Colombia


This article analyses the politics and radical thinking of Trinidadians George Padmore and C. L. R. James within the context of the Pan-Africanist movement, from the first half of the 20th century to the Sixth Pan African Congress held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Its main purpose is to make known other radical Afro-Caribbean figures who helped to forge a sense of unity and solidarity between those racialized and exploited by colonial capitalist empires. This in turn intends to widen the archive of decolonial thinking, as these foundational figures practiced a politics marked by an anticolonial, anti-empire, and anti-capitalist drive. The present study intends to help undermine epistemic racism persisting in Afro-Caribbean black radicalism and unawareness of it in the tradition of the Latin American critical thinking.

Keywords: Pan-Africanism, Afro Caribbean, radical politics, decolonial theory.