BLACK X, liberatory thought in Azania

: Sithole (T.)

R 330.00
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171pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2024


"Black X: liberatory thought in Azania is a no-holds-barred critique of Marxism’s and postcolonialism’s inability to grasp the essence of Black suffering. It is also a brilliant triangulation of Azanian political theory and two interventions that emerged from the diaspora, Black Existentialism and Afropessimism." Frank B. Wilderson III, Chancellor’s Professor of African American Studies, University of California Irvine

"Professor Sithole expands his magnificent oeuvre even further with this philosophical reclamation of black radical memory in post-1994 South Africa. Against continuing black unfreedom, Azania as a liberatory signifier is invoked in the guise of the X. This tenacious and incisive attention to the conceptual force of blackness is Sithole’s singular gift of thought." Joel Malesela Modiri, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Jurisprudence, University of Pretoria

Tendayi Sithole is Professor in the Department of Political Sciences, University of South Africa and Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation, University of Johannesburg. He is the author of The Letter in Black Radical Thought (2023).