Volume 22, Issue 2, 2016
Special Issue: Red Assembly: East London Calling, Guest Edited by Helena Pohlandt-McCormick, Gary Minkley, John Mowitt and Leslie Witz
Red (Mandela Car)
Mercedes 500SE car body
Maurits van Bever Donker’s current book project is titled Texturing Difference: Black Consciousness Philosophy and the Script of Man. He reads black consciousness as constituting a philosophical intervention that draws on and re-works the projects of figures such as Frantz Fanon and Aimé Césaire, so as to set to work on the limit of the philosophical and political constructions of man that order the world after Europe. Other current research projects include a book project on the concept of desire as this structures the post-apartheid, in conjunction with Ross Truscott and Premesh Lalu, and research on ‘double consciousness’ and ‘disavowal’ in the formation of postapartheid subjectivities. More broadly van Bever Donker works at the intersection of postcolonial theory, critical theory, political theory and literature.
The ‘Rough edge of deterritorialisation’: Contemplation
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