WorldCat Identities

Grant, Colin 1961-

Overview
Works: 9 works in 46 publications in 2 languages and 2,428 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Fiction  Autobiographies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E185.97.G3, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Colin Grant
 
Most widely held works by Colin Grant
Negro with a hat : the rise and fall of Marcus Garvey by Colin Grant( Book )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marcus Mosiah Garvey was once the most famous black man on earth. A brilliant orator who electrified his audiences, he inspired thousands to join his "Back to Africa" movement, aiming to create an independent homeland through Pan-African emigration--yet he was barred from the continent by colonial powers. This self-educated, poetry-writing aesthete was a shrewd promoter whose use of pageantry fired the imagination of his followers. At the pinnacle of his fame in the early 1920s, Garvey's Universal Negro Improvement Association boasted millions of members in more than forty countries, and he was an influential champion of the Harlem Renaissance. J. Edgar Hoover was so alarmed by Garvey that he labored for years to prosecute him, finally using dubious charges for which Garvey served several years in an Atlanta prison. This biography restores Garvey to his place as one of the founders of black nationalism and a key figure of the 20th century.--From publisher description
The natural mystics : Marley, Tosh, and Wailer by Colin Grant( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of the Wailers from their upbringing in the slums of Kingston to their first recordings and superstardom through the lens of Jamaican politics, heritage, race, religion, and the cultural revolution taking place in the 1970s
Bageye at the wheel by Colin Grant( Book )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To his fellow West Indians who assemble every weekend for the all-night poker game at Mrs Knight's, he is always known as Bageye. There aren't very many black men in Luton in 1972 and most of them gather at Mrs Knight's - Summer Wear, Pioneer, Anxious, Tidy Boots - each has his nickname. Bageye already finds it a struggle to feed his family on his wage from Vauxhall Motors, but now his wife Blossom has set her heart on her sons going to private school. In this wonderful memoir Colin Grant looks at his father through the eyes of his ten-year-old self. Colin is Bageye's favourite 'pickney', and often his reluctant companion in his latest attempt to placate Blossom with another DIY project, or a little cash. When he acquires a less than roadworthy old car, Bageye sets himself up as an unofficial minicab service, lack of a driving licence notwithstanding. More profitable are his marijuana deals, until the day he mistakenly entrusts Colin with choosing a hiding place for a huge bag of ganja."--Book jacket
I & I : the natural mystics : Marley, Tosh and Wailer by Colin Grant( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over one dramatic decade, a trio of Trenchtown R & B crooners, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer and Bob Marley, swapped their 1960s Brylcreem hairdos and two-tone suits for 1970s battle fatigues and dreadlocks to become the Wailers - one of the most influential groups in popular music. This title examines the story of the Wailers
Smell of burning by Colin Grant( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One day Colin Grant's teenage brother Christopher failed to emerge from the bathroom. His family broke down the door to find him unconscious on the floor. None of their lives were ever the same again. Christopher was diagnosed with epilepsy. A smell of burning tells the remarkable story of this strange and misunderstood disorder. How certain people, at a particular moment in their life, start to suffer seizures, often preceded by an aura, of which a smell of burning is one of the most common. For many years epilepsy was associated with mental illness or even possession by devils. People with epilepsy were forbidden to marry or have children. Many became victims of Nazi eugenics programmes. To this day many people with epilepsy -- sixty million worldwide -- still live in fear of exposure. Grant's book traces the history of the condition and the pioneering doctors whose extraordinary breakthroughs finally helped gain an understanding of how the brain works. He tells the stories of famous people with epilepsy like Julius Caesar, Joan of Arc, Fyodor Dostoevsky and Vincent Van Gogh, and through the tragic tale of his brother, he considers the effect of epilepsy on his own life
A smell of burning : a memoir of epilepsy by Colin Grant( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One day Colin Grant's teenage brother Christopher failed to emerge from the bathroom. His family broke down the door to find him unconscious on the floor. None of their lives were ever the same again. Christopher was diagnosed as epileptic. A Smell of Burning tells the remarkable story of this strange and misunderstood disorder. How certain people, at a particular moment in their life, start to suffer seizures, often preceded by an aura, of which a smell of burning is one of the most common. For many years epilepsy was associated with mental illness or even possession by devils. Epileptics were forbidden to marry or have children. Many became victims of Nazi eugenics programmes. To this day many people with epilepsy, sixty million worldwide, still live in fear of exposure. Grant's book traces the history of the condition and the pioneering doctors whose extraordinary breakthroughs finally helped gain an understanding of how the brain works. He tells the stories of famous people with epilepsy like Julius Caesar, Joan of Arc, Fyodor Dostoevsky and Vincent Van Gogh, and through the tragic tale of his brother, he considers the effect of epilepsy on his own life
A 1970s childhood in suburbia by Colin Grant( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this memoir Colin Grant looks at his father through the eyes of his ten-year old self
Le Nègre au chapeau l'ascension et la chute de Marcus Garvey by Colin Grant( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in French and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I & I : the natural mystics by Colin Grant( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Audience level: 0.40 (from 0.24 for The natura ... to 0.95 for Le Nègre ...)

Negro with a hat : the rise and fall of Marcus Garvey
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The natural mystics : Marley, Tosh, and WailerI & I : the natural mystics : Marley, Tosh and WailerI & I : the natural mystics
Alternative Names
Colin Grant écrivain jamaïcain

Colin Grant escritor jamaicano

Colin Grant Jamaican writer

Колин Грант

کالین گرنت

콜린 그란트 (Colin Grant)

コリン・グラント

科林·格兰特

Languages
English (44)

French (2)