Biko, Cabral, Du Bois, Fanon, & Sartre

"In cases of a problematic people, the result is straightforward: They cease to be people who might face, signify, or be associated with a set of problems: they become those problems. Thus, a problematic people do not signify crime, licentiousness, and other social pathologies; they, under such a view, are crime, licentiousness, and other social pathologies."

Existentia Africana, p. 69. (Quote selected by Vivaldi Jean-Marie, Medgar Evers College, CUNY)

Steve Biko

"A Phenomenology of Biko's Black Consciousness"; PDF

New Introduction to Steve Biko, I Write What I LikeAbahlali baseMjondolo

Amilcar Cabral

“To Want and to Live: Thoughts for Today, Inspired by Amílcar Cabral”; PDF

W.E.B. Du Bois

"Du Bois's Humanistic Philosophy of Human Sciences"; PDF

Frantz Fanon

"Afterword: Living Fanon"; PDF

"Below Even the Other: Colonialism's Violent Legacy and Challenge, with Respect to Fanon"; Transeuropéennes

"Fanon, Frantz" (encyclopedia entry); PDF

"Through the Hellish Zone of Nonbeing: Thinking through Fanon, Disaster, and the Damned of the Earth"; PDF

"Through the Zone of Nonbeing: A Reading of Black Skin, White Masks in Celebration of Fanon's Eightieth Birthday"; PDF

"When I Was There, It Was Not: On Secretions Once Lost in the Night"; PDF

Jean-Paul Sartre

“Sartre, Jean-Paul (1905–80)” (from the Encyclopedia of Political Theory); PDF

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