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C. L. R. James
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Born: January 4, 1901

Died: May 19, 1989 (aged 88)

Nationality: Trinidadian

Occupation: Journalist

Bio: Cyril Lionel Robert James, who sometimes wrote under the pen-name J.R. Johnson, was an Afro-Trinidadian historian, journalist, socialist theorist and essayist. His works are influential in various theoretical, social, and historiographical contexts. His work is a staple of subaltern studies, and he figures as a pioneering and influential voice in postcolonial literature.

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