Day Eighteen: February 26, on Black History Month

Day Eighteen: February 26, on Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, I am recommending the following five texts on Afro-Caribbean Philosophy

  1. “Black Skin, White Masks” by Frantz Fanon
  2. “On Being Human as Praxis” by Sylvia Wynter
  3. “Poetics of Relation” by Edouard Glissant
  4. “Caliban’s Reason: Introducing Afro-Caribbean Philosophy” by Paget Henry
  5. “ Caliban’s Freedom: The Early Political Thought of C.L.R. James” by Anthony B. Bogues

***Bonus Texts: “Les Théoriciens au Pouvoir” by Demesvar Delorme; “The Equality of the Human Races” by Joseph Antenor Firmin; “The Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey or Africa for the Africans Volumes I and II” by Amy Jacques Garvey; “Discourse on Colonialism,” and “Return to My Native Land” by Aimé Césaire; “Negritude Women” by T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting; “Caribbean Discourse” by Edouard Glissant; “Thinking in Public: Faith, Development, and Secularism in Jacques Roumain” by Celucien L. Joseph; “Que signiphie philosopher en Haiti? Un autre Concept du Vodou” by Glodel Mezilas; “L’ere du metissage. Variations sur la Creolisation, Politique, ethique et philosophie de la diversalite” by Edelyn Dorismond; “Main Currents in Caribbean Thought” by Gordon Lewis; “An Introduction to Africana Philosophy” by Lewis Gordon; “Black Heretics, Black Prophets: Radical Political Intellectuals” by Anthony B. Bogues; “C. L. R. James: His Intellectual Legacies” edited by Selwyn R. Cudjoe and William E. Cain; “Rastafari: Roots and Ideology” by Barry Chevannes; “C. L. R. James Rader” edited by Anna Grimshaw; “Hispanic/Latino Identity: A Philosophical Perspective” by Jorge Gracia; “Against War: Views from the Underside of Modernity” by Nelson Maldonado-Torres; “Haitian Epistemology” by Paul C. Mocombe;Caribbean Critique: Antillean Critical Theory: From Toussaint to Glissant” by Nick Nesbitt

*** Every day is Black History Month.

Every day we celebrate human beings created in the image of God.

Every day we celebrate the gift of life and the gift of black life because black people and all people MATTER to God.




Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s