Jimi O. Adesina, University of South Africa, South Africa
Zaid Ahmad, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Manuela Boatcă, Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, Germany
Maya Boutaghou, University of Virginia, USA
Darién Davis, Middlebury College, USA
Arturo Escobar, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and the Universidad del Valle, Colombia
Gustavo Esteva, Universidad de la Tierra, Mexico
William Luis, Vanderbilt University, USA
Ulrich Oslender, Florida International University, USA
Dan-el Padilla Peralta, Princeton University, USA
Aram Ziai, University of Kassel, Germany
The critique of colonialism and post-colonialism has by now been broadly disseminated and understood. The logical next step in moving beyond colonialism in thought, research, and academic practice is to engage in decolonization efforts. This is currently occurring. However, most of these efforts are still based on the critique of Western centrism and its universalist claims.
Instead of adding another layer of critique to Western and northern intellectual domination and epistemological hegemony, Decolonizing the Classics actively inserts non-Western voices from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Pacific into the canon of classic and seminal works currently taught around the globe.
Changó, Decolonizing the African Diaspora
By Rita Segato
March 22, 2022
This translation of Rita Segato’s seminal book La crítica de la colonialidad en ocho ensayos offers an anthropological and critical perspective on the coloniality of power as formulated by the Peruvian thinker Anibal Quijano. Segato begins with an overview of Quijano’s conceptual framework, ...
By Jacob Gorender, Bernd Reiter
March 01, 2022
Jacob Gorender's (1922-2013) 1978 book, Colonial Slavery (O Escravismo Colonial), comes alive for English-language readers thanks to Bernd Reiter and Alejandro Reyes’ brilliant translation. Gorender argued that slave-holding societies produced an economic system sui generis, not fitting into any of...
By Manuel Zapata Olivella
September 30, 2021
The crowning achievement of Afro-Colombian author Manuel Zapata Olivella, Changó, Decolonizing the African Diaspora depicts the African American experience from a perspective of gods who stand over the world and watch. The centennial anniversary release of this ground-breaking postcolonial text ...