About the Book
Brown's journey began with a childhood in a politically engaged family in a Bermuda then still legally segregated. He spent his pivotal high school years in Jamaica, where he excelled in both academics and athletics, then rose to national U.S. media attention as a leader of civil rights-based student activism at Howard University.
Brown practiced as a physician in inner-city Los Angeles in the 1970s and 1980s, while also finding time to become the inaugural medical director of the acclaimed musical festival Reggae Sunsplash.
He entered electoral politics in Bermuda in the 1990s as a member of the Progressive Labour Party (PLP) and served as Premier of Bermuda from 2006 to 2010. Today, as an elder statesman of the PLP, he remains a lightning rod for controversy in Bermuda. Subject to unprecedented assaults by Bermuda's White establishment, Brown justified his signature campaign slogan, "Doc delivers," by working tirelessly to redress longstanding inequalities on behalf of all Bermudians.
Whom Shall I Fear? tells a story rich in human and political insight that will fascinate readers interested in the global African diaspora and its continuing quest for racial justice and equality.
Advance Praise for Whom Shall I Fear?
“An insightful, intelligent, and inspirational look at the life of a warrior for justice, an opponent of injustice, and an advocate for the voiceless and the vulnerable. Ewart Brown is everything a leader should be—and, in his case, actually is!”—Star Jones, Attorney, Advocate, and Media Personality
“A first-hand tale of trials and triumphs, Whom Shall I Fear? is essential reading for anyone considering politics and public life. Ewart Brown pulls back the veil, revealing personal peaks and valleys in the pursuit of justice and equality in an ever-evolving society. Whether in Bermuda, the United States or elsewhere, this book provides powerful lessons about the change that can take place when one stands in truth and learns to live a life free from fear.”—Rep. G. K. Butterfield, Congressman from North Carolina
“While the title of this compelling book by Ewart Brown may have been inspired by the Old Testament scripture, Whom Shall I Fear? chronicles a personal and political journey that is the manifestation of the New Testament admonition found at Hebrews 11:1: ‘Faith, the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things unseen.’”—Rep. James E. Clyburn, Congressman from South Carolina, House Majority Whip and Dean of the Congressional Black Caucus
“A unique narrative of the complicated history not only of Bermuda and its many challenges, but also of one of its own, a man who became a physician to help heal the sick and a politician to help heal his country. The life lessons—personal, professional, and political—that he shares have poignant relevance for our ever changing and always challenging times.”—Charlayne Hunter- Gault, Emmy and Peabody award-winning journalist; former correspondent for the New York Times, PBS, NPR, and CNN; and author of In My Place and To the Mountaintop: My Journey Through the Civil Rights Movement
“With each chapter of this engaging narrative, we gain an appreciation for Ewart Brown’s fight for equality and justice as one of Bermuda’s most influential and charismatic leaders. It is a must-read for Bermudians now and for generations to come.”—E. David Burt, Premier of Bermuda (2017— )