Bowls Out Goes in

Bowls Out Goes in : Every Man for Himself

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"Bowls Out Goes In: Every Man for Himself"-- the enigmatic titles draws the reader into the metaphorical meaning of this popular sandlot cricket game the author used to play on his native island of Bermuda. This game, unlike the cricket we are familiar with, is not a team game. It's a game that is based on the principle, "every man for himself," a game that is very like the cutthroat game of life.This powerful memoir describes Mr. Trott's personal encounters with the cutthroat experiences of racism in his personal life, and in the lives of all Africans, African Americas and people of color. The author describes the hurdles he had to jump--literally, in his case, being an army paratrooper, as well as figuratively. The frustrations he had to overcome, the friends and enemies he faces, the opportunities won and lost, all are chronicled in this fascinating account of discrimination and injustice.Mr. Trott also focuses on powerful people of color who have provided inspiration, such as his beloved Grandma Emily, as well as them ore famous Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Queen Nefertiti, Neely Fuller, and Bob Marley, along with Dr. John H. Clark, Dr. Ben, and Dr. Van Sertima.Most of all, however, "Bowls Out Goes In" is the story of a man who says what he thinks, and never stops fighting racial injustice.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 158 pages
  • 137.16 x 213.36 x 15.24mm | 249.47g
  • Vantage Press
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0533160022
  • 9780533160020

About Gil Trott

Gil Trott could use himself as an example when referring to that exclusive club of "self-made men." His natural intelligence and curiosity helped him secure hard-won career opportunities and stimulated an interest in the history of racism in the United Sates, Bermuda, and Africa--a subject in which he is well versed. Born in Bermuda in 1932, Trott's carefree childhood began to change when he first encountered racism, the beginning of a lifelong journey to uncover the impact of racism on the lives of black people. Encouraged by friends and family, Trott decided to write the store of his journey from accepting the status quo to becoming an outspoken critic whose goal is clear: Always speak the truth because that is the only way to establish true solidarity.show more

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