Author: Dudley Thompson
Publisher: The Majority Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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Born in Panama of Jamaican parents, Dudley Thompson won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford in the 1950s, where he involved himself in the Pan-Africanist movement alongside such figures as George Padmore and Kwame Nkrumah. Working in Kenya and Tanzania, he became a close friend of Jomo Kenyatta and Julius Nyerere, and was instrumental in obtaining the release of the former when he was arrested during Kenya's struggle for independence.