Conversation with J. Kameron Carter on Glissant and the Middle Passage

The Hutchins Center at Harvard University posted the recording of my conversation with J. Kameron Carter about my book Glissant and the Middle Passage: Philosophy, Beginning, Abyss. Here it is, in case you want to listen in. I loved the conversation. In particular, I liked how the discussion moved into what I think is my coming contributions to thinking philosophy

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Conquest, Memory, Atrocity

My opening sequence in class this semester has generated the most interesting and searching discussions. I'm so happy with it.   We started with a couple of pieces to set grand, broad themes (Dussel, Mignolo), but the real content so far is, in order, Gibson's Apocalypto, Las Casas' brief report summary of Destruction of the Indies, and Carrasco's La

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New Translation: Mbembe’s Out of the Dark Night

I’m so happy the translation of Sortir de la grande nuit is out (with another essay included). This is probably my favorite of Mbembe's work. Coupled with the translation of Politiques de l'inimitié (Necropolitics) and of course Critique de la raison nègre, this is some of the most compelling work on decolonization … really glad this is all available now

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