Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Personal tools

Navigation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Glen Coulthard receives The Frantz Fanon Award for Outstanding Book in Caribbean Thought

Coulthard is the author of 'Red Skin, White Masks: Rejecting the Colonial Politics of Recognition'

Jan 20, 2016

Red Skin, White MasksGlen Coulthard, author of Red Skin, White Masks: Rejecting the Colonial Politics of Recognition, has received The Frantz Fanon Award for Outstanding Book in Caribbean Thought from the Caribbean Philosophical Association.

Coulthard is a member of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation and an assistant professor in the First Nations and Indigenous Studies Program and the Department of Political Science.

According to one referee: “… this book is inspired by Fanon’s work and also honors and advances the legacy of the great Martinique psychiatrist, philosopher, and revolutionary. Indeed, Red Skin, White Masks is a revolutionary work.” President Jane Anna Gordon adds: “It is a pleasure to award the CPA’s Frantz Fanon Outstanding Book Award to Glen Coulthard’sRed Skin, White Masks.  The Award Committee’s enthusiastic support for the book was unanimous. I share their excitement about Coulthard’s thoroughgoing rejection of the hegemony of the politics of recognition (over that of self-determination) in the Canadian and U.S. contexts.  The work exemplifies the Fanonian imperative: ‘Each generation must, in relative opacity, discover its mission, fulfill it, or betray it.’”

More information here.

Related content
Red Skin, White Masks