Book Launch: Fear of Black Consciousness by Lewis R. Gordon

Date: Thursday 12 October 2023

Time: 6pm

Venue: The Commune

The Forge cordially invites you to a book discussion with Lewis R. Gordon about his book, Fear of Black Consciousness.

Author: Lewis R. Gordon is a public intellectual, academic, and musician. He teaches at the University of the Connecticut in the United States, where he is Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Global Affairs and Head of the Philosophy Department. He lectures and is involved in political and artistic projects across the globe and holds distinguished visiting appointments in several countries. He is also Honorary President of the Global Center for Advanced Studies and Distinguished Scholar at The Most Honourable PJ Patterson Centre for Africa-Caribbean Advocacy at The University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica. He is the author of many books, including, What Fanon Said (Wits UP, 2015), Freedom, Justice, and Decolonization (Routledge, 2021); Fear of Black Consciousness (Penguin Books,  2022), Black Existentialism and Decolonizing Knowledge: Writings of Lewis R. Gordon, edited by Rozena Maart and Sayan Dey (Bloomsbury, 2023); and “Not Bad for an N—, No?”/ «Pas mal pour un N—, n’est-ce pas? » (Daraja Press, 2023). His accolades include the 2022 Eminent Scholar Award from the Global Development Studies division of the International Studies Association.