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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.’”

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