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Beyond Bergson
Beyond Bergson (April 2019)
Examining Race and Colonialism through the Writings of Henri Bergson
Andrea J. Pitts - Editor
Mark William Westmoreland - Editor
Leonard Lawlor - Foreword by

Examines Bergson’s work from the perspectives of critical philosophy of race and decolonial theory, placing it in conversation with theorists from Africa, the African Diaspora, and Latin America.

Building upon recent interest in Henri Bergson’s social and political philosophy, this volume offers a series of fresh and novel perspectives on Bergson’s writings through the lenses of critical philosophy of race and...(Read More)
 
 
Exiles, Entrepreneurs, and Educators
Exiles, Entrepreneurs, and Educators (February 2019)
African Americans in Ghana
Steven J. L. Taylor - Author

Compares the political activities of African Americans who settled in Ghana in the 1950s and 1960s with those who settled in the 1980s to the present.

After repeated coups and periods of military rule, Ghana is now one of Africa’s longest enduring democratic republics. Exiles, Entrepreneurs, and Educators compares the political proclivities of two generations of African Americans who moved to Ghana. Steven J. L. Ta...(Read More)
 
 
Tools of War, Tools of State
Tools of War, Tools of State (September 2018)
When Children Become Soldiers
Robert Tynes - Author

Examines why many governments, rebels, and terrorist organizations are using children as soldiers.

Despite the supposed taboo against the practice, many governments, rebels, and terrorist groups use children in war to spy and kill. In Tools of War, Tools of State, Robert Tynes examines this complex problem, demonstrating that the modern use of children in war is a tactical innovation. He discusses how boys and girls on the bat...(Read More)
 
 
A Turbulent South Africa
A Turbulent South Africa (March 2018)
Post-apartheid Social Protest
Jérôme Tournadre - Author
Andrew Brown - Translator

Highlights the continuing social unrest and public protest occurring in South Africa’s poorest districts.

Frequently praised for its democratic transition, South Africa has experienced an almost uninterrupted cycle of social protest since the late 1990s. There have been increasing numbers of demonstrations against the often appalling living conditions of millions of South Africans, pointing to the fact that they have yet ...(Read More)
 
 
Think Like an Archipelago
Think Like an Archipelago (December 2017)
Paradox in the Work of Edouard Glissant
Michael Wiedorn - Author

A career-spanning assessment of Glissant’s work as a philosophical project.

With a career spanning more than fifty years as a writer, scholar, and public intellectual, Édouard Glissant produced an astonishingly wide range of work, including poems, novels, essays, pamphlets, and theater. In Think Like an Archipelago, Michael Wiedorn offers a fresh interpretation of Glissant’s work as a cohesive and expli...(Read More)
 
 
Affective Images
Affective Images (December 2017)
Post-apartheid Documentary Perspectives
Marietta Kesting - Author

Explores intervisual case studies in relation to migration, xenophobia, and gender.

Affective Images examines both canonical and lesser-known photographs and films that address the struggle against apartheid and the new struggles that came into being in post-apartheid times. Marietta Kesting argues for a way of embodied seeing and complements this with feminist and queer film studies, history of photography, media the...(Read More)
 
 
Existence and Heritage
Existence and Heritage (November 2015)
Hermeneutic Explorations in African and Continental Philosophy
Tsenay Serequeberhan - Author

Explores overlapping concerns and themes in African(a) and continental philosophy.

In Existence and Heritage, Tsenay Serequeberhan examines what the European philosophical tradition has to offer when encountered from the outsider perspective of postcolonial African thought. He reads Kant in the context of contemporary international relations, finds in Gadamer’s work a way of conceiving relations am...(Read More)
 
 
A Human Necklace
A Human Necklace (December 2013)
The African Diaspora and Paule Marshall's Fiction
Moira Ferguson - Author

Argues that Paule Marshall’s work collectively constitutes a multigenerational saga of the African diaspora across centuries and continents.

From Brown Girl, Brownstones (1959) to The Fisher King (2000), Paule Marshall’s novels, novellas, and short stories include a rich cast of unforgettable men, women, and children who forge spiritual as well as emotional and geographical paths tow...(Read More)
 
 
Yemoja
Yemoja (November 2013)
Gender, Sexuality, and Creativity in the Latina/o and Afro-Atlantic Diasporas
Solimar Otero - Editor
Toyin Falola - Editor

FINALIST - 2014 Albert J. Raboteau Prize for the Best Book in Africana Religions, presented by the Journal of Africana Religions

Bridges theory, art, and practice to discuss emerging issues in transnational religious movements in Latina/o and African diasporas.

This is the first collection of essays to analyze intersectional religious and cultural practices surrounding the ...(Read More)
 
 
Listening to Ourselves
Listening to Ourselves (September 2013)
A Multilingual Anthology of African Philosophy
Chike Jeffers - Editor
Ngugi wa Thiong’o - Foreword by

Contemporary African philosophy in indigenous African languages and English translation.

A groundbreaking contribution to the discipline of philosophy, this volume presents a collection of philosophical essays written in indigenous African languages by professional African philosophers with English translations on the facing pages—demonstrating the linguistic and conceptual resources of African languages for...(Read More)
 
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