PhiloFiction

Life and Prison (Alienocene 3)

24 Okt , 2018  

For Afro-pessimists, the Black subject is exiled from the human relation, which is predicated on social recognition, volition, subjecthood, and the valuation of life itself. Thus Black existence is marked as an ontological absence, posited as sentient object and devoid of any positive relationality, in contradistinction to the human subject’s ...

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Lexicon, NonPolitics

a very short intro to afro-pessimism

8 Okt , 2017  

This is an introduction written to preface a new book, Afro-Pessimism: An Introduction, put out by Racked & Dispatched. Check out that site for more info and to get a free pdf of the entire book. Preface

In June 2017, a Black off-duty cop was coming to assist some ...

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PhiloFiction

Afro-pessimism as Aesthetic Blackness? [Putting the Pessimism in Afro-Pessimism]

8 Jan , 2016  

On the occasion of Achille Mbembe’s new preface to the African reprint of On the Postcolony by Wits University Press.

Mbembe: Critique is witnessing as well as endless vigilance, interrogation and anticipation. A proper ­critique requires us first to dwell in the chaos of the night in order precisely to ...

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