London: The African Publication Society, . Second edition. Stapled, photo-illustrated wrappers (5 ½” x 8 ½”), 16 pp. Some toning to wrappers; name and date penned to rear wrapper with stamp of African Publication Society. Only four copies of this 1970s reprint found in WorldCat (with just over a dozen of the 1932 edition).
A fulsome pamphlet by the Indian-born editor of Marcus Garvey’s “Negro World” on Garvey as the savior of the Negro people. Mudgal first published his pamphlet in 1932 in New York City, the year he stepped down as editor of the “Negro World.” He provides a short biography of Garvey, his concept of self-help, his back-to-Africa schemes through the Universal Negro Improvement Association, and his thoughts on race. Mudgal later returned to India and was involved in a parliamentary scandal. This edition published by the London-based African Publication Society, a pan-African imprint that reprinted many out-of-print African works. The professor, Dr. Gabriel Kingsley Osei appears to have been involved and his name and the date ‘1972’ are penned to the rear wrapper. Item #06609