Eric Walrond, one
of only 2 writers buried in Abney Park cemetery, is a long-overlooked black
writer who died 50 years ago but whose influence is just being recognised. His
biographer, American academic James Davis, talks to Colin Grant (Negro With a Hat, Bageye at The Wheel), Diane Abbott MP and Robin Travis (Prisoner to the Streets) about Walrond’s
life: his role in the Harlem Renaissance, his relationship with Marcus Garvey
and the factors that led to his until-now relative anonymity.