RON RAMDIN was honoured at a Special Event in Brixton Town Hall on Friday 14th December as a Pioneer and Champion by the Windrush ’70 Foundation. He is a pioneering writer and ‘outstanding Thinker of our time.’ In scope and depth, through sixteen books, spanning seven genres (including a play featuring Sam Wanamaker, Paul Robeson and Shakespeare’s Othello) he has created a NEW PATH in British and World Literature. His book TURNING PAGES: The Extraordinary Autobiography of Ron Ramdin is rated by readers as ‘absorbing,’ ‘riveting’, a ’masterpiece’. Given his long-standing literary career encompassing the period from mid-20th to the 21st centuries.
Culturepulse Magazine has published Ron Ramdin’s ON RESPECT FOR DIFFERENCE (a profound and original Essay on human relations) in its entirety as Special Issue 44: ‘A Dedication to Ron Ramdin for his Contribution to Literature in the Diaspora.’
Of great importance is the fact that Verso Books (London and New York) published a Second Edition with a new Introduction of The Making if the Black Working Class in Britain. After a sold-out re-Launch Event at the British Library, the book has become a Classic of British (history, culture and society) literature. His novels Rama’s Voyage and The Griot’s Tale I have been highly praised. Having recently completed Fields of Lilac, he is currently working on his fourth novel The Imagined Manuscript.
RON RAMDIN was educated at the London School of Economics and Political Science; and has received the Higher Doctorate, the Doctor of Literature (D.Lit) from the University of London. He has been not only a pioneering Writer, but also a tireless, leading voice in the Campaign for Social Justice. He was the FIRST black person to be Elected as a Trade Union leader in the British Museum. He was also the FIRST elected Secretary of the Whitley Council Staff Side when the great British Library was formed. Over the decades, he has presented academic papers universities across Britain.
He has also lectured in schools, libraries and various other public places in Britain, Europe and the Caribbean. He has given many radio and Television interviews as well as appearing as Historian in the Double Award-winning film THE UNKNOWN SOLDIERS. He was also Consultant. He is an elected Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a Fellow of the Royal Society of arts.