Black Critical Theory

Brown, Marcus. 2019. “Bad Faith and Afropessimism: Notes Toward a Debate.” Red Voice.

Cabral, Amílcar. 1973. Return to the Source: Selected Speeches of Amilcar Cabral. New York, NY: Monthly Review Press.

—. 1979. Unity and Struggle: Speeches and Writings of Amilcar Cabral. New York, NY: Monthly Review Press.

—. 2016. Resistance and Decolonization. London, UK: Rowman & Littlefield.

Fanon, Frantz. 1952. Black Skin, White Masks. New York, NY: Grove Press.

—. 1959. A Dying Colonialism. New York, NY: Grove Press.

—. 1961. The Wretched of the Earth. New York, NY: Grove Press.

—. 1964. Toward the African Revolution. New York, NY: Grove Press.

—. 2018. Alienation and Freedom. London, UK: Bloomsbury.

Ferguson, Roderick. 2019. “To Catch a Light-Filled Vision: American Studies and the Activation of Radical Traditions.” American Quarterly 71(2): 317-335.

Gordon, Lewis R. 1995. Bad Faith and Antiblack Racism. Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Humanities Press.

—. 1995. Fanon and the Crisis of European Man: An Essay on Philosophy and the Human Sciences. New York, NY: Routledge.

—. 1997. Her Majesty’s Other Children: Sketches of Racism from a Neocolonial World. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield

—. 2000. Existentia Africana: Understanding Africana Existential Thought. New York, NY: Routledge.

—. 2006. “Is the Human a Teleological Suspension of Man? Phenomenological Exploration of Sylvia Wynter’s Fanonian and Biodicean Reflections.” In After Man, Towards the Human: Critical Essays on the Thought of Sylvia Wynter, edited by Anthony Bogues, 237-257. Kingston, JA: Ian Randle.

—. 2007. “Though the Hellish Zone of Nonbeing: Thinking through Fanon, Disaster, and the Damned of the Earth.” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge 5 (3): 5-11.

—. 2012. “Of Illicit Appearance: The L.A. Riots/Rebellion as a Portent of Things to Come.” Truthout.

—. 2013. “Race, Theodicy, and the Normative Emancipatory Challenges of Blackness.” South Atlantic Quarterly 112 (4): 725–736.

—. 2013. “Thoughts on Dussel’s “Anti-Cartesian Meditations”.” Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge 11 (1): 67-72.

—. 2020. Freedom, Justice, and Decolonization. London, UK: Routledge.

Henry, Paget. 2000. Caliban’s Reason: Introducing Afro-Caribbean Philosophy. New York, NY: Routledge.

—. 2016. Journeys in Caribbean Thought: The Paget Henry Reader. London, UK: Rowman & Littlefield.

Jackson, Shona N. 2012. Creole Indigeneity: Between Myth and Nation in the Caribbean. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.

—. 2014. “Humanity beyond the Regime of Labor: Antiblackness, Indigeneity, and the Legacies of Colonialism in the Caribbean.” Decolonization, Indigeneity, Education & Society Blog.

—. 2019. “Movement and Time: A Diasporic Response to Grounded Light.” American Quarterly 71(2): 343-352.

Kelly, Robin D.G. 2003. Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination. Boston, MA: Beacon Press.

—. 2015. Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists During the Great Depression. Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press.

Okoth, Kevin Ochieng. 2020. “The Flatness of Blackness: Afro-Pessimism and the Erasure of Anti-Colonial Thought.” Salvage 7.

Olaloku-Teriba, Annie. 2018. “Afro-Pessimism and the (Un)Logic of Anti-Blackness.” Historical Materialism 26 (1).

Rabaka, Reiland. 2008. Du Bois’s Dialectics: Black Radical Politics and the Reconstruction of Critical Social Theory. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

—. 2009. Africana Critical Theory: Reconstructing the Black Radical Tradition, from W.E.B. Du Bois and C.L.R. James to Frantz Fanon and Amilcar Cabral. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

—. 2010. Against Epistemic Apartheid: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Disciplinary Decadence of Sociology. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

—. 2010. Forms of Fanonism: Frantz Fanon’s Critical Theory and the Dialectics of Decolonization. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

—. 2014. Concepts of Cabralism: Amilcar Cabral and Africana Critical Theory. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

—. 2015. The Negritude Movement: W.E.B. Du Bois, Leon Damas, Aime Cesaire, Leopold Senghor, Frantz Fanon, and the Evolution of an Insurgent Idea. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Roberts, Neil. 2004. “Fanon, Sartre, Violence, and Freedom.” Sartre Studies International 10(2): 139-160.

—. 2014. “Violence, Livity, Freedom.” Small Axe: A Carribean Journal of Criticism 18(1): 181-192.

—. 2015. Freedom as Marronage. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

—. 2016. “On Freedom and Radicalizing the Black Radical Tradition.” Black Perspectives.

—. 2017.  “Theorizing Freedom, Radicalizing the Black Radical Tradition: On Freedom as Marronage Between Past and Future.” Theory & Event 20(1).

Thomas, Greg. 2016. “Marronnons / Let’s Maroon: Sylvia Wynter’s Black Metamorphosis as a Species of Maroonage.” Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism 49: 62–78.

—. 2018. “Afro-Blue Notes: The Death of Afro-Pessimism (2.0)?” Theory & Event 21(1): 282-317.

Wilson, K.D. 2019. Beyond Humanism (But Not Without It): Reflection on the Matter of Black Life.

—. 2019. “Burnin’ Down Massa’s House: Notes Toward a Black Radical Ecology.” Red Voice.

—. 2019. “Go Back and Fetch It: Black Radical Ecology and the African-Centered Paradigm.” Red Voice.

—. 2020. “Who’s Man is This?: Black Radical Ecology and the Anthropogenic Question.” Red Voice.

Wynter, Sylvia. 1984. “The Ceremony Must be Found: After Humanism.” boundary 2 12/13 (3/1): 19-70).

—. 1995. “1492: A New World View.” In Race, Discourse, and the Origin of the Americas: A New World View, edited by Sylvia Wynter, Vera Lawrence Hyatt, & Rex Nettleford, 5-57. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press.

—. 2001. “Towards the Sociogenic Principle: Fanon, Identity, the Puzzle of Conscious Experience, and What It Is Like to be ‘Black.’” In National Identities and Socio-Political Changes in Latin America, edited by Mercedes F. Durán-Cogan and Antonio Gómez-Moriana, 30-66. New York, NY: Routledge.

—. 2003. “Unsettling the Coloniality of Being/Power/Truth/Freedom: Towards the Human, After Man, Its Overrepresentation – An Argument”. CR: The New Centennial Review3(3): 257-337.

—. 2007. “On How We Mistook the Map for the Territory and Re-Imprisoned Ourselves in Our Unbearable Wrongness of Being, of Désêtre: Black Studies Toward the Human Project.” In Not Only the Master’s Tools: African-American Studies in Theory and Practice, edited by Lewis R. Gordon and Jane Anna Gordon, 107-169. New York, NY: Routledge.

—. 2015. “The Ceremony Found: Towards the Autopoetic Turn/Overturn, its Autonomy of Human Agency and Extraterritoriality of (Self-)Cognition.” In Black Knowledges/Black Struggles: Essays in Critical Epistemology, edited by Jason R. Ambroise & Sabine Broeck. Liverpool, UK: Liverpool University Press.

Wynter, Sylvia and David Scott. 2000. “The Re-Enchantment of Humanism: An Interview with Sylvia Wynter.” Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism 8: 119-207.

Wynter, Sylvia and Greg Thomas. 2006. “Proud Flesh Inter/Views: Sylvia Wynter.” Proud Flesh: New Afrikan Journal of Culture, Politics & Consciousness 4: 1-35.

Wynter, Sylvia and Katherine McKittrick. 2014. “Unparalleled Catastrophe for Our Species? Or, to Give Humanness a Different Future: Conversations.” In Sylvia Wynter: Being Human as Praxis, edited by Katherine McKittrick, 9-89. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.