The Color Curtain: A Report on the Bandung Conference
Univ. Press of Mississippi, 1995 - Social Science - 245 pages
This indispensable work urging removal of the color barrier remains one of the key commentaries on the question of race in the modern era. First published in 1956, it arose from Richard Wright's participation in a global conference held in Bandung, Indonesia, in April 1955. With this report of what occurred at Bandung Wright takes a central spot on the international stage and serves as a harbinger of worldwide social and political change. He exhorts Western nations, largely responsible for the poverty and ignorance in their former colonies, to destroy racial impediments and to work with the leadership of the new nations in moving toward modernization and industrialization under a free democratic system rather than under Communist totalitarianism. With this book, Wright became a precursor to the era of multiculturalism and an advocate for global transformation.
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THE COLOR CURTAINUser Review - Kirkus
Subtitled- A Report on the Bandung Conference — this is a more important book than this would seem to indicate. Perhaps because the Bandung Conference, the first meeting of the 29 free and ... Read full review
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"It seems probable that no white Westerner, no African or Asian could have summoned up sufficient objectivity to write it," said LJ's reviewer (LJ 1/15/56). Here, Wright (whose novel, Savage Holiday ... Read full review