The Dreams of George Padmore

A communist defector in his fight for African liberation

By Vistra Greenaway-Harvey

31st August 2016



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The dreams of George Padmore tend to be invoked only within academia. Despite his status, the dreams of George Padmore and the man himself are shrouded in mystery. To all who know of his works, this continued mystery is immensely surprising because Padmore’s theories, coupled with much political activism and organisation that transformed the political landscape across Africa and the West Indies throughout the 1940s and 50s. This paper provides a window into his political ideas and work, including his influence on Pan Africanism and the Pan African movement.

About Author

Vistra Greenaway-Harvey is an academic copywriter and legal researcher. As well as African commentary, she drafts consultations and legal submissions for local councils and Fortune 500 companies.