A discussion of Africana Studies: Theoretical Futures, ed. Grant Farred (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2022) with the editor Grant Farred, Pierre-Philippe Fraiture, and Zeyad el Nabolsy.


A conversation with Zeyad el Nabolsy, Pierre-Philippe Fraiture, and Grant Farred about the forthcoming collection Africana Studies: Theoretical Futuresforthcoming in spring 2022 with Temple University Press. The volume addresses the history and future of the field of Africana studies, with emphasis on theoretical innovations and possibilities in Africa and the black Atlantic.

Zeyad el Nabolsy is a doctoral student in Africana Studies at Cornell University, where he works on African iterations of philosophy, culture, and Marxism in a continental and global intellectual context and has authored a piece on political economy and African philosophy for the volume under discussion. Pierre-Philippe Fraiture, the author of the volume’s Afterword, is Professor in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Warwick and writes on philosophy and cultural theory with particular emphasis on francophone Africa, including Past Imperfect: Time and African Decolonization, 1945-1960, which was published in 2021 by Liverpool University Press. Grant Farred, the editor of Africana Studies: Theoretical Futures, is Professor of Africana Studies at Cornell University, where he writes and teaches philosophy, cultural studies, and literature in a black Atlantic context. Grant is the author of a number of books, including most recently An Essay for Ezra: Racial Terror in Americapublished by University of Minnesota in late 2021.