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Colin Grant    

Author & Historian; Known for his TED Talk "How Our Stories Cross Over"

Colin Grant is an English historian and son of black Jamaican immigrants who explores the legacy of slavery and its effect on modern generations of the African diaspora. In "Negro with a Hat: The Rise and Fall of Marcus Garvey," Grant chronicles the life of the controversial Jamaican politician and his obsession with a "redeemed" Africa; in "I & I: The Natural Mystics, Marley, Tosh and Wailer" he explores the struggles faced by now legendary Rastafarian reggae artists the Wailers; and in his most recent book, "Bageye at the Wheel," Grant confronts his own father in a memoir about his lifelong inner conflict with the immigrant experience.

Grant is also an Associate Fellow in the Centre for Caribbean Studies at the University of Warwick and a producer for BBC Radio.

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