ANTI-COLONIALISM AND (BLACK) LIBERATION: 1955 – 1993 (-2018): A segment of the “Black radical tradition” (Kelley’s term) and Freire’s notion of education as a revolutionary liberatory practice. “Freedom” as liberation from domination through control of situation, by the means that are necessary.
1. C´ESAIRE: DISCOURSE ON COLONIALISM
Césaire Hegel Fanon audio lecture:
Recommended Reading: Aimé Césaire, Discourse on Colonialism. Trans. Joan Pinkham. Monthly Review Press, 2000. Pp. pp. 31-46.
2. FANON: CONCERNING VIOLENCE
Recommended Reading: Frantz Fanon, “Concerning Violence,” from Wretched of the Earth, pp. 1-21.
3. BALDWIN: MY DUNGEON SHOOK
Baldwin audio lecture:
Recommended Reading: Baldwin – “My Dungeon Shook” from The Fire Next Time, pp. 2-10; “A Talk to Teachers” (5 pp)
4. ANGELA DAVIS AND MALCOLM X: LIBERATION
Angela Davis Malcolm X audio lecture:
Recommended Readings: Angela Davis, “Lectures on Liberation,” pp. 1-24; Malcolm X, “At the Audobon,” Dec. 20, 1964, from Malcolm X Speaks, ed. George Breitman. Grove Press 1965. Pp. 115-156.
Selected Davis texts/quotations
5. STOKELY CARMICHAEL AND PAOLO FREIRE: DIALECTICS OF LIBERATION
Carmichael Freire audio lecture:
Recommended Reading: Stokely Carmichael, “The Dialectics of Liberation,” from Stokely Speaks. Chicago Review Press, 2007; Pp. 77-100. LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka), Home: Social Essays. Akashic Books 2009. Pp. 85-100, 204-217; Paolo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, pp. 71-96.
Selected Carmichael texts/quotations
Selected Jones texts/quotations
Selected Freire texts/quotations
6. AUDRE LORDE
Lorde audio lecture:
Recommended Reading: Lorde, Sister Outsider: “Poetry is not a Luxury,” “Transformation of Silence into Language and Action,” “Uses of the Erotic,” pp. 36-39, 40-44, 53-59.
7. AMOS WILSON AND NGUGI WA THIONG’O; SUBCOMMANDANTE MARCOS PIERRE BADIOU AND GUSTAVO ESTEVA
Wilson Thiong’O (Marcos Badiou Esteva) audio lecture:
Recommended Readings: Amos Wilson, “Why Study History…” from Falsification of Afrikan Consciousness, pp. 13-45. Ngugi wa Thiong’O, Moving the Center: The Struggle for Cultural Freedoms. Heineman 1993. Pp 47-57, 76-81, 96-101.
Selected Wilson texts/quotations