Toronto launch of “You Don’t Play with Revolution: the Montreal Lectures of CLR James”.

Please join us on Monday, February 1st at 7pm at the anitafrika dub theatre (62 Fraser St) in Toronto for the launch of “You Don’t Play with Revolution: the Montreal Lectures of CLR James”.

“You Don’t Play with Revolution” is a collection of eight never-before-published lectures by the celebrated Marxist cultural critic CLR James, delivered during his stay in Montreal in 1967 and 1968. Ranging in topic from Marx and Lenin to Shakespeare and Rousseau to Caribbean history and the Haitian Revolution, these lectures demonstrate the staggering breadth and clarity of James’ knowledge and interest.

Editor David Austin will give a talk on the significance of CLR James for revolutionary politics today and speak about the ideas and perspectives James puts forward in this collection of his work. David Austin is founder and trustee of the Alfie Roberts Institute, an independent educational center based in Montreal. He is the author of numerous articles on the Caribbean and Black Canadian left and has produced documentaries for the CBC on the life and work of C.L.R. James and Frantz Fanon.

Location: anitafrika dub theatre, 62 Fraser St., Toronto ON (two blocks south-east of Dufferin and King). Google map:,-79.399162&sspn=0.007925,0.018947&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=62+Fraser+Ave,+Toronto,+Toronto+Division,+Ontario&ll=43.638498,-79.424028&spn=0.007951,0.018947&z=16&iwloc=A

Event Co-Organized by anitafrika dub theatre, Upping the Anti, a Different Booklist, and the Alfie Roberts Institute,

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