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Biography of Amy Ashwood Garvey

Biography of Amy Ashwood Garvey
1897 - 1969
Co-founder of The Universal Negro Improvement Association
by Lionel M. Yard

Sale price: $25 USD
plus shipping from USA (cost will be advised based on delivery address)

If you are interested in buying a copy please contact Phillip Maillard


This publication was on sale at The Showroom during the exhibition Women on Aeroplanes, 3 October 2018 – 26 January 2019, in the context of Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa's contribution to the show.

In Carrying Yours and Standing Between You, Wolukau-Wanambwa used the gallery as both a repository for and as a space to reflect upon her research into the life and work of Amy Ashwood Garvey (1897-1969). Ashwood Garvey was (among many other things), Acting Chair of the historic 5th Pan-African Conference of 1945, co-founder of the United Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), of the Nigerian Progress Union, the West African Students Union and the Notting Hill Carnival. She was also one of the most well-travelled and well-connected political activists of her generation. However her numerous and extraordinary achievements are only marginally acknowledged within official histories of anti-colonialism, pan-Africanism and feminism – in all of which she played a significant role.

Lionel M. Yard's biography of Ashwood Garvey is now available for sale in the USA.

Yard's family are currently the sole distributors of the book. Please see above for contact details to make an enquiry.

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    Exhibition Women on Aeroplanes | Lungiswa Gqunta, Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum and Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa

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    Event Black Herstory Archives Workshop led by Ego Ahaiwe Sowinski, Yula Burin and Nydia A. Swaby

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    Event Women in the Pan-African movement: Marika Sherwood in conversation with Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa