Una Mulzac, Black Women Booksellers, and Pan-Africanism
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Type of Work5 pages
Citation of Original PublicationDavis, J. C. (2016). Una Mulzac, Black Women Booksellers, and Pan-Africanism. AAIHS, 1-5.
black women booksellers
caribbean civil rights
Una Mulzac wanted to make a career for herself in the literary world. It was the early 1960s, and the most common way of breaking into publishing was to secure an entry-level position at a major press in Manhattan. Mulzac found work at Random House as a secretary—but within a few years she became bored with her desk job. Instead of looking for a position with another publisher in New York, Mulzac emigrated to British Guiana, in early 1963. There, she joined the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), an anti-colonial group pushing for Guyanese independence led by Cheddi Jagan, an American-educated, ethnic Indian Marxist who served for three years as the colony’s Premier.