The Frantz Fanon Prize

"Chaque génération doit, 
dans une relative opacité, 
découvrir sa mission, 
l´accomplir ou la trahir"
F. Fanon, Les Damnés de la Terre (1961)

               

The Frantz Fanon Prize is awarded annually in recognition of up to three works in or of special interest to Caribbean thought.  The nominations are made during the fall of each year, and the winners are chosen and announced by February of the succeeding year.  The plaque of acknowledgment is given at a ceremony and book session at the annual conference of the Caribbean Philosophical Association.   Only books published within 6 years of the nomination date can be considered for the award.  Each winning author automatically becomes a member of the committee for the prize.

The Caribbean Philosophical Association is pleased to announce the 2020 recipients of the Frantz Fanon Prize for life-time achievement and outstanding book in Caribbean thought. The awards will be conferred at the Caribbean Philosophical Association 17th Annual International Meeting, which this year will be in collaboration with the Senegalese Philosophical Society.  The conference will take place April 1 to 4, 2020 at the University of the Virgin Islands in St. Croix, under the theme Shifting the Geography of Reason: Dignity, Power and Place in the Caribbean. For more information on the conference, click here.

The Frantz Fanon
Lifetime Achievement Awards

 

Hussein Bulhan

    

Hussein Bulhan is the author of Fanon and the Psychology of Oppression. He founded clinics for treating Blacks and other communities of color in the United States and in his native country of Somalia, where he is the founder of the Frantz Fanon University. His TedX talk is available here. The Awards Committee celebrates Dr. Bulhan not only for the political and theoretical richness and importance of his writings but also because of the crucial role he has played over four decades as an institution-builder in education, communications, and clinical institutions.

                     

          

          

Silvia Federici

                     

Silvia Federici is a world-renown political theorist who formerly directed the Frantz Fanon Institute in Milan, Italy. This is the Wikipedia page on her. Her influential writings include Caliban and the Witch. The Brooklyn Institute for Social Research devoted an entire seminar to that work. The Awards Committee celebrates Professor Frederici for the political and theoretical richness of her writing and her political activism in Italy, Nigeria, the United States, and many other countries across the globe.

                     

          

          

Rita Laura Segato        


Rita Laura Segato is a world renown Argentinian-Brazilian anthropologist and bioethicist on feminism and Indigenous rights. Here is the Wikipedia page on her. Her accolades are many, as she reaches across generations and institutions ranging from academic to community centers. Her impact is across generations, as this forum in which she engages an audience of adolescents attests. The Awards Committee celebrates Professor Segato for her profound, transformative impact on the lives of those who are, in the words Enrique Dussel, the first Laureate of this award, “the underside of [Euro]modernity.”

                        
          

          



The Frantz Fanon Award for
Outstanding Book in Caribbean Thought

          

          

Worldmaking After Empire: 

The Rise and Fall of Self-Determination

By Adom Getachew

Adom Getachew, Worldmaking After Empire: The Rise and Fall of Self-Determination. Princeton University Press, 2019.

          

                    

The author, Dr. Adom Getachew, is the Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago. This already award-winning book continues to receive journal reviews and has been the subject of various podcasts and conference panels. Among the book’s many virtues is the author’s argument that anti-colonial nationalists from the Caribbean and Africa—for example, Nkrumah, Williams, Manley, Nyerere, and others—reworked sovereignty/self-determination into an innovative project of worldmaking.          

          

          

Frantz Fanon Prize previous recipients

          

          

2020

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

María Lugones

BOOK

Julius Scott, The Common Wind: Afro-American Currents in the Age of the Haitian Revolution, Verso, 2018.

          

2019

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Catherine Walsh

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT

Vijay Prashad

BOOK

Ato Sekyi-Otu, Left Universalism, Africacentric Essays. Routledge, 2018.

          

2018

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

Samir Amin

Souleymane Bachir Diagne

BOOK

Elsa Dorlin, Se défendre: Une Philosophie de la Violence. Paris: La Découverte, 2017.

          

2017

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

Carole Boyce Davies

Maureen MacGrogan

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT

Eduardo Mendieta

BOOK

Michael Neocosmos, Thinking Freedom in Africa. Johannesburg, SA: Wits University Press, 2016.  

Santiago Slabodsky, Decolonial Judaism: Triumphal Failures of Barbaric Thinking. New York: PalgraveMacmillan, 2014.

          

2016

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

Sonia Dayan-Herzbrun

BOOK

Glen Coulthard, Red Skin, White Masks: Rejecting the Colonial Politics of Recognition. University of Minnesota Press, 2014.

Peter J. Park, Africa, Asia, and the History of Philosophy: Racism in the Formation of the Philosophical Canon, 1780–1830. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2013.

          

2015

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

Grace Lee Bogs

P. Mabogo More

BOOK

José Guadalupe Salgado Gandarilla, Asedios a la totalidad. Poder y política en la modernidad desde un encare de-colonial. UNAM: 2012.

Olúfémi Táíwò, How Colonialism Preempted Modernity in Africa.  Indiana UP, 2010.

          

2014

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

Leonard Harris

Abdul JanMohamed

BOOK

John Drabinski, Levinas and the Postcolonial: Race, Nation, Other. Edinburgh University Press, 2013 .

          

2013

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

Fernando Picó

Carlos Rojas Osorio

          

2012

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

Keith Sandiford 

BOOK

Nathalie Etoke, Melancholia Africana: L’indispensable dépassement de la condition noire.  Paris: Éditions du Cygne, 2010.

          

2011

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

Molefi Kete Asante

Michel Rolph-Trouillot

BOOK

Susan Buck-Morss, Hegel, Haiti, and Universal History. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009.

Marilyn Nissim-Sabat, Neither Victim nor Survivor: Thinking toward a New Humanity. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2009.

          

2010

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

Bernard Boxill

Letter of appreciation by Bernard Boxill

BOOK

Oscar Guardiola-Rivera, What If Latin America Ruled the World?: How the Second World Will Take the First into the 22nd Century. London: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC; Export Edition edition, 2007. The paperback will be released in September.

Ángel Quintero, Cuerpo y cultura: Las musicas "mulatas" y la subversion del baile. Iberoamericana / Vervuert 2009.

          

2009

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

Erique Dussel

Nigel Gibson

BOOK

Linda Martín Alcoff, VISIBLE IDENTITIES: RACE, GENDER, AND THE SELF (Oxford University Press, 2006)

Nigel Gibson,  FANON: THE POSTCOLONIAL IMAGINATION (Polity Press, 2003)

          

2008

Drucilla Cornell, MORAL IMAGES OF FREEDOM: A FUTURE FOR CRITICAL THEORY (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2007).

Patricia Donatien-Yssa, L’EXORCISME DE LA BLES: VAINCRE LA SOUFFRANCE DANS AUTOBIOGRAPHIE DE MA MERE DE JAMAICA KINCAID (Paris: Manuscrit, 2007)

          

2007

Elias Bongmba, DIALECTICS OF TRANSFORMATION IN AFRICA (New York: Palgrave, 2006)

Brinda Mehta, DIASPORIC (DIS)LOCATIONS (Kingston, JA: University of the West Indies Press )

Catherine Reindhardt, CLAIMS TO MEMORY: BEYOND SLAVERY AND EMANCIPATION IN THE FRENCH CARIBBEAN (New York: Berghahn Books, 2006).

          

2006

Walter Mignolo, THE IDEA OF LATIN AMERICA (Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers, 2006)

          

2005

Alejandro J. De Oto, POLÍTICA DEL SUJETO POSCOLONIAL (Mexico City, Mexico: El Centro de Estudios de Asia y Africa, El Colegio de México, 2003).

Sibylle Fischer, MODERNITY DISAVOWED: HAITI AND THE CULTURES OF SLAVERY IN THE AGE OF REVOLUTION (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2004).

          

2004

Paget Henry, CALIBAN’S REASON (New York: Routledge, 2000).

          

THE FRANTZ FANON PRIZE COMMITTEE

Molefi Kete Asante, Temple University
Marina Banchetti-Robino, Florida Atlantic University
Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Columbia University
Elias K. Bonbmba, Rice University
Bernard Boxill, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Carole Boyce Davies, Cornell University
Susan Buck-Morss, CUNY Graduate Center
Drucilla Cornell, Rutgers University
Glen Coulthard, University of British Columbia
Sonia Dayan-Herzbrun, University Paris-Diderot
Patricia Donatien-Yssa, Université Antilles-Guyane
Elsa Dorlin, Vincennes/St. Denis Paris 8 University
John Drabinski, Amherst College
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, California State University East Bay
Enrique Dussel, Universidad Autónoma de la Ciudad de México
Nathalie Etoke, CUNY Graduate Center
Sibylle Fischer, New York University
José Guadalupe Salgado Gandarilla, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa
Nigel Gibson, Emerson College
Oscar Guardiola-Rivera, Birkbeck College
Leonard Harris, Purdue University
Clevis Hedley, Florida Atlantic University
Paget Henry, Brown University
Abdul JanMohamed, University of California, Berkeley
Maureen MacGrogan
Nelson Maldonado-Torres, University of California at Berkeley
Linda Martín Alcoff, CUNY Graduate Center
Thomas Meagher, University of Memphis
Brinda Mehta, Mills College
Eduardo Mendieta, Pennsylvania State University
Walter Mignolo, Duke University
Mabogo More, University of Limpopo
Michael Neocosmos, Rhodes University
Marilyn Nissim-Sabat, Lewis University
Alejandro de Oto, Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia-Argentina
Peter J. Park, The University of Texas at Dallas
Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research
Ángel Quintero
Catherine Reinhardt-Zacair, Chapman University
Neil Roberts, Williams College
Jean-Paul Rocci, University of Paris VII
Carlos Rojas Osorio
Ato Sekyi-Otu, York University
Keith Sandiford, University of Manitoba
Santiago Slabodsky, Hofstra University
Olúfémi Táíwò, Cornell University
Catherine Walsh, Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar