Frank B. Wilderson III

Longlist, 2020 National Book Awards

Frank B. Wilderson III is professor and chair of African American studies at the University of California, Irvine, and author of Incognegro: A Memoir of Exile and Apartheid. He has received a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship and a Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Nonfiction, among other awards.
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Afropessimism

ISBN 9781631496141 Liveright / W. W. Norton & Company

Why does race seem to color almost every feature of our moral and political universe? Why does a perpetual cycle of slavery—in all its political, intellectual, and cultural forms—continue to define the Black experience? And why is anti-Black violence such a predominant feature not only in the United States but around the world? These are just some of the compelling questions that animate Afropessimism, Frank B. Wilderson III’s seminal work on the philosophy of Blackness. More about this book >

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Frank B. Wilderson III

Frank B. Wilderson III is professor and chair of African American studies at the University of California, Irvine, and author of Incognegro: A Memoir of Exile and Apartheid. He has received a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship and a Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Nonfiction, among other awards.

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