Lewis R. Gordon is a public intellectual, academic, and musician (jazz, blues, rock, reggae, hip hop, etc.). He teaches at the University of Connecticut in the United States, where he is Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Global Affairs and Head of the Philosophy Department, with affiliations in many academic units, including Asian and Caribbean Studies and Jewish Studies. He lectures and is involved in political and artistic projects across the globe and holds appointments in South Africa, Jamaica, India, and France. He is also Distinguished Scholar at The Most Honourable PJ Patterson Centre for Africa-Caribbean Advocacy at The University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica; Honorary President of the Global Center for Advanced Studies, and co-founder of the Caribbean Philosophical Association and the Philosophy and Global Affairs Group. He is the author of many books, including, What Fanon Said (NY: Fordham UP; London: Hurst Publishers; and Johannesburg: Wits UP, 2015), Freedom, Justice, and Decolonization (NY: Routledge, 2021); Fear of Black Consciousness (hardcover, NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2022; in the UK, London: Penguin Books,  2022), Picador paperback 2023, and as a Macmillan Audiobook (read by Landon Woodson and Lewis R. Gordon); with German translation,  Angst vor Schwarzem Bewusstsein (Berlin: Ullstein Verlag, 2022); Portuguese translations Medo da Consciência Negra (Lisbon: Penguin-Portugal, 2022) and Brazilian Portuguese translation, Medo da Consciência Negra (São Paulo: Todavia, 2023); and Black Existentialism and Decolonizing Knowledge: Writings of Lewis R. Gordon, edited by Rozena Maart and Sayan Dey (London: Bloomsbury, 2023). His accolades include the 2022 Eminent Scholar Award from the Global Development Studies division of the International Studies Association.

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  • “Nada mal para um N—, Não?” “No está mal para un N—, ¿no?”

    Escrito durante as comemorações do septuagésimo quinto aniversário da publicação de Black Skin, White Masks (“Pele Negra, Máscaras Brancas”), de Frantz Fanon, “Not Bad for a N—, No?” oferece reflexões sobre as circunstâncias da publicação desta obra clássica com os insights de Fanon sobre o que ele chamou de tentativa de “assassinato do homem” e a necessidade urgente de a humanidade se tornar “acional”.

    Escrito durante las celebraciones del septuagésimo quinto aniversario de la publicación de Black Skin, White Masks (“Piel negra, máscaras blancas”) de Frantz Fanon, “Not Bad for a N—, No?” ofrece reflexiones sobre las circunstancias de la publicación de esta obra clásica con las ideas de Fanon sobre lo que llamó el intento de “asesinato del hombre” y la urgente necesidad de que la humanidad se vuelva “acción”.

  • “Not Bad for a N—, No?” / «Pas mal pour un N—, n’est-ce pas? »

    Written during the seventy-fifth anniversary celebrations of the publication of Frantz Fanon’s Peau noir, masques blancs (“Black Skin, White Masks”), “Not Bad for a N—, No?” offers reflections on the circumstances of the publication of this classic work with Fanon’s insights on what he called the attempted “murder of man” and the urgent need for humanity to become “actional.”

    Écrit lors des célébrations du soixante-quinzième anniversaire de la publication de Frantz Fanon de Peau noir masques blancs, «Pas mal pour un N—, n’est-ce pas? » offre des réflexions sur les circonstances de la publication de cette œuvre classique avec les idées de Fanon sur ce qu’il a appelé la tentative de «meurtre de l’homme» et le besoin urgent que l’humanité devienne «actionnelle».