Seminar: ‘Reflections on the Radical Caribbean Intellectual: from Toussaint L’Ouverture to Walter Rodney’
Lecture Theatre 103, First Floor | UCL – Institute of the Americas ( Map)
51 Gordon Square | WC1H 0PQ | United Kingdom
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Professor Anthony Bogues, Brown University
Professor Anthony Bogues (Brown) will review some of the main elements of the different practices of the radical Caribbean intellectual.
This talk will argue that the radical Caribbean intellectual tradition has produced a specific kind of radical intellectual practice in which Africa and questions around human freedom (sometimes both simultaneously) were central to a political imaginary. The talk will seek to locate the Caribbean radical intellectual tradition within a framework of the complex history of thought inaugurated by colonial modernity. The review will focus on the ideas and work of Toussaint L’Ouverture, Marcus Garvey, C.L.R. James, Sylvia Wynter and Walter Rodney.
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