This much anticipated book reminds us that decolonization is an unfinished, global project, and the richest, most radical thinking on what is required to achieve real freedom for the colonized comes out of the Caribbean. In this luminous meditation on how Sylvia Wynter, C. L. R. James, and their various interlocutors come to understand the modern Caribbean in the world, Kamugisha brings to light the conditions of possibility for the world—a new world in the making. Destined to be a classic."
Robin D. G. Kelley, author of Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination
Aaron Kamugisha engages with the contradictions of coloniality and the post-colonial condition in the English...Caribbean through critical reading of the work of its major intellectuals. A tour de force that demonstrates how histories embodied in the performances and performatives of the popular and embedded in their poetics and aesthetics produce and reveal the future."
Percy C. Hintzen, author of Global Circuits of Blackness: Interrogating the African Diaspora
In this major study of the intellectual tradition of Caribbean critical thought, Aaron Kamugisha situates C. L. R. James and Sylvia Wynter in their historical, political, and intellectual context and in relation to a wider field of political and literary interlocutors. We gain a far better understand of not simply what their work says, but of what their work does in the world. Kamugisha shows their relevance for Caribbean radical thought today, and this will make this book widely read and appreciated."
Mimi Sheller, author of Citizenship from Below: Erotic Agency and Caribbean Freedom