‘The half I keep’: John Berger’s Booker Prize speech fifty years later

Hudson, Martyn (2022) ‘The half I keep’: John Berger’s Booker Prize speech fifty years later. Race and Class, 64 (2). pp. 107-111. ISSN 0306-3968

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Fifty years after John Berger’s controversial acceptance speech for the Booker Prize in 1972, in which he highlighted Booker McConnell’s involvement in the colonial exploitation of the Caribbean and announced that he would donate half of the prize money to the British Black Panthers and the other half use to research the situation of European migrant workers, the author reflects on the implications of the speech for anti-racist struggle in the 1970s and today, as well as the direction of Berger’s work after this pivotal intervention.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: A Seventh Man, Booker McConnell, Booker Prize, G, John Berger, migrant labour
Subjects: W100 Fine Art
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Arts
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2022 16:06
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2022 11:19
URI: https://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/49918

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