RECOMMENDED FOR THE LUX COLLECTION BY ALBERTA WHITTLE. "Whilst I was making my Margaret Tait Award film, between a whisper and a cry, I was deep below the waves examining the possibilities for self-emancipation. For those of us concerned with freedom, with unravelling the gross hierarchal inequalities and complexities linked to understandings of the humxn, we owe a great debt to the Jamaican philosopher Sylvia Wynter. On Being Human as Praxis edited by Katherine McKittrick brings together a collection of essays on Wynter by scholars from the Americas including Rinaldo Walcott, Denise Ferreira da Silva, Walter Mignolo, Carole Boyce Davies, Demetrius L. Eudell, Bench Ansfield, Nandita Sharma, and of course Wynter.These essays alongside Wynter’s philosophy on the human gave me the push to explore the potential for collective healing rituals to become active refusals against the racialized spectre of death and what Fanon called the ‘zone of non-being’. On Being Human as Praxis gives me hope for transformation through dreaming."
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