Contents Preface, with Acknowledgments Foreword by Sonia Dayan-Hezbrun Introduction On What a Great Thinker Said Chapter 1 "I Am from Martinique" Chapter 2 Writing through the Zone of Nonbeing Chapter 3 Living Experience, Embodying Possibility Chapter 4 Revolutionary Therapy Chapter 5 Counseling the Damned Conclusion Requiem for the Messenger Afterword by Drucilla Cornell
Lewis R. Gordon is Professor of Philosophy and Africana Studies at the University of Connecticut, Storrs; European Union Visiting Chair in Philosophy at Universite Toulouse Jean Jaures, France; and Nelson Mandela Distinguished Visiting Professor at Rhodes University, South Africa. His books include Existentia Africana; Disciplinary Decadence; An Introduction to Africana Philosophy; and, with Jane Anna Gordon, Of Divine Warning: Reading Disaster in the Modern Age. Sonia Dayan-Herzbrun is University Professor Emerita of the Social Sciences at the University of Paris-Diderot. Drucilla Cornell is Professor of Political Science, Women's and Gender Studies, and Comparative Literature at Rutgers University. She also teaches at Birkbeck College, University of London, and the University of Pretoria in South Africa.
Gordon is interested in understanding and correcting the systematic
delegitimization of black intellectuals, both in philosophy and
within the broader scope of theory...This is how Gordon pertinently
introduces considerations of race and racism within the
epistemological field, engaging his readers to be more perceptive
with regard to what could be called a 'colour line in
theory'.----Lucy Kim-Chi Mercier, Radical Philosophy
"Gordon allows us to read Fanon in new and different ways,
thought in a wide arc of knowledge-from St. Augustine and traditional Akan
philosophy to contemporaries such as De Beauvoir, Sartre, and Senghor, to more
recent continental philosophers. Along the way, Gordon incorporates relevant
debates from contemporary theoretical movements such as critical race theory.
What Fanon Said is a provocative and illuminating study."