April 8, 2020

Sheltering in Place? A Few Books About Marcus Garvey

Geoffrey Philp

Inspired by the daily series, “A Black History Lesson” by Dr. Marvin Dunn. I’ve decided to compile a list of books about Marcus Garvey. This is by no means a definitive list, but merely a primer for parents who want to teach their children about Marcus Garvey while we are sheltering in place or for anyone who is interested in the work of Marcus Garvey, but doesn’t know where to begin.

Most of the books are available on Amazon and if they’re not, I've included a link so you can download the book.

Happy reading!


Marcus Teaches Us by Eleanor Wint
A Man Called Garvey: The Life and Times of the Great Leader by Paloma Mohamed.

Middle School

Marcus Garvey by Suzanne Frances-Brown and Jean Jacques Vaysierres
Selected Writing and Speeches of Marcus Garvey by Marcus Garvey and Bob Blaisdale
The Garveyite Workbook by Kamau Mahakoe

High School

Marcus Garvey, Hero by Tony Martin
Marcus Garvey (Caribbean Biography Series) by Rupert Lewis
A Rastafari View of Marcus Mosiah Garvey: Patriarch, Prophet, Philosopher by I. Jabulani Tafari


Negro with a Hat: The Rise and Fall of Marcus Garvey by Colin Grant
Marcus Garvey: Life and Lessons: A Centennial Companion to the Marcus Garvey and Universal 
Negro Improvement Association Papers by Marcus Garvey and Robert Abraham Hill
Race First: The Ideological and Organizational Struggles of Marcus Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement Association by Tony Martin
Marcus Garvey and the Vision of Africa by John Henrik Clarke and Amy Jacques Garvey
Garvey and Garveyism by Amy Jacques Garvey
Amy Ashwood Garvey by Tony Martin
Garvey: His Work and Impact by Rupert Lewis
The Veiled Garvey: The Life and Times of Amy Jacques Garvey by Ula Yvette Taylor
Literary Garveyism: Garvey Black Arts and the Harlem Renaissance by Tony Martin
Emancipated from Mental Slavery: Selected Sayings of Marcus Garvey edited by Nnamdi Azikiwe.

Rasta and Resistance: From Marcus Garvey to Walter Rodney by Horace Campbell

The Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey by Marcus Garvey



Louisiana by Erna Brodber
The Marvellous Equations of the Dread: A Novel in Bass Riddim by Marcia Douglas
Garvey’s Ghost by Geoffrey Philp

Amazon List: Books About Marcus Garvey

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