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Hosted by the Centre for Post Colonial Studies, this event marks the launch of Lewis R Gordon’s recent book: What Fanon Said. A Philosophical Introduction to His Life and Thought.
Antiblack racism avows reason is white while emotion, and thus supposedly unreason, is black.
Challenging academic adherence to this notion, Lewis R. Gordon offers a portrait of the revolutionary psychiatrist and philosopher Frantz Fanon as an exemplar of “living thought” against forms of reason marked by colonialism and racism. Gordon takes into account scholars from across the Global South to address controversies around Fanon’s writings on gender and sexuality as well as political violence and the social underclass.
Lewis R. Gordon is Professor of Philosophy and Africana Studies at the University of Connecticut, Storrs and Nelson Mandela Distinguished Visiting Professor at Rhodes University, South Africa. His books include Existentia Africana; Disciplinary Decadence; An Introduction to Africana Philosophy; and, with Jane Anna Gordon, Of Divine Warning: Reading Disaster in the Modern Age.
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|2 Jun 2016||1:30pm - 3:30pm|
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