From pimp to politician, from celebrity ‘guru’ to vilified murderer, Michael X was Britain’s most notorious and flamboyant Black Power leader. This is a tale that spans the sixties and seventies - years of turbulent social change in Britain - which were as much about race as ‘flower power’ and sexual liberation. ‘Michael X’ is also an incursion into Trinidadian culture and history - a story of the legacy of slavery and white colonialism. It reveals a man whose childhood was beset by deep trauma concerning his identity in the in-between worlds of ‘black’ and ‘white’. His is also a Caribbean legend: Michael’s story remains among Trinidad’s most sensational murders.