Histomat: Adventures in Historical Materialism

'Historical materialism is the theory of the proletarian revolution.' Georg Luk√°cs

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Peter Fryer (1927-2006)

I have just heard that the great English socialist writer Peter Fryer died on Tuesday night. Just as we remember the fiftieth anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution, the man who reported so truthfully and powerfully what happened there has died. This is very sad, but he will be remembered by his wonderful and important writings - particularly his pioneering history of black people in Britain, Staying Power (1984), a work which still demands and repays reading today.

Edited to add: Guardian Obituary

SW Obituary

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