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Seminar: 'Reflections on the Radical Caribbean Intellectual: From Toussaint L'Ouverture to Walter Rodney'

Publication date: May 15, 2013 4:39:50 PM

Start: Jun 19, 2013 5:30:00 PM
End: Jun 19, 2013 7:30:00 PM

Location: UCL-Institute of the Americas, 51 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PQ


Prof 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.

Attendance is free of charge but registration is required.