This essay proffers a response to three critical engagements with the author’s 2019 Beyond Coloniality: Citizenship and Freedom in the Caribbean Intellectual Tradition. The author contextualizes Beyond Coloniality as a book that seeks to effect a challenging alliance between studies of the anglophone Caribbean’s postindependence social and political order and scholarship on Caribbean thought. Ultimately, Beyond Coloniality engages in a quest for freedom beyond neocolonial citizenship.
Caribbean Freedom beyond Coloniality
Aaron Kamugisha is a professor of Caribbean and Africana thought at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus; this fall he will be the inaugural Ruth Simmons Professor in the Department of Africana Studies at Smith College. He is the editor of ten books and special issues of journals on Caribbean and Africana thought and the author of Beyond Coloniality: Citizenship and Freedom in the Caribbean Intellectual Tradition (2019).
Aaron Kamugisha; Caribbean Freedom beyond Coloniality. Small Axe 1 July 2021; 25 (2 (65)): 190–196. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/07990537-9384402
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