Wits Press launches Neocosmos’ Thinking Freedom in Africa

Wits University Press and WiSER
invite you to the launch of

the winner of the 2017 Frantz Fanon Outstanding Book Award,

Michael Neocosmos’

Thinking Freedom in Africa

Toward a theory of emancipatory politics

“The concept and phenomenology of freedom are subjects of heated ongoing debates. Michael Neocosmos’s brilliant tome brings this discourse, bringing it to bear on contemporary South Africa. The unique descriptions of Steve Biko, Achille Mbembe, Amilcar Cabral, Alain Badiou, Jacques Rancière, Sylvain Lazarus, along with many others, are exquisite, as are the contextual forays into the Haitian Revolution, the Land and Freedom Army in Kenya, and 1980s South Africa.” President of the Caribbean Philosophical Association, Neil Roberts

Thinking Freedom “is a genuine political treatise: nuanced, erudite, creative, committed and nothing less than a classic of political thought.” Lewis R. Gordon, author of What Fanon Said 

“The book is a real event in the knowing and thinking of the politics of emancipation through the study of the global history of African peoples’ struggles for liberation – liberty, equality, freedom, independence and dignity.”  
Ernest Wamba-dia-Wamba
, Congolese activist and philosopher

Join us for a discussion with author, Michael Neocosmos and respondents,
Achille Mbembe (WiSER) and Richard Pithouse (WiSER). 

WHEN: Wednesday 15th March 2017, 18:00 to 19:30pm. Drinks from 17:30

WHERE: Wits Institute for Social & Economic Research (WISER) Seminar Room,

6th Floor, Richard Ward Building,
East Campus, Wits University 

RSVP: by Monday 13 March to [email protected]

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