Dr. Hakim Adi is Reader in the History of Africa and the African Diaspora at the University of Chichester. He is the author of West Africans in Britain 1900-60: Nationalism, Pan-Africanism and Communism (Lawrence and Wishart, 1998) and (with M. Sherwood) The 1945 Manchester Pan-African Congress Revisited (New Beacon, 1995) and Pan-African History: Political Figures from Africa and the Diaspora since 1787 (Routledge, 2003). He has written widely on the history of Pan-Africanism and the African Diaspora, including three history books for children. He is currently working on a film documentary on the West African Students’ Union. His book, Pan-Africanism and Communism: The Communist International, Africa and the Diaspora was published by Africa World Press in 2013.