Is 'black' Really Beautiful? (Paperback)
Dehumanizing and Intentional Ethics of Descriptions and Vilifying Philosophies of Naming
Nile Press, 9780991678945, 218pp.
Publication Date: February 13, 2013
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Is 'Black' Really Beautiful? presents a racially decentered discourse on race, racism and color. It maintains that who people are 'ontically' speaking, and the color that has been used to describe them aren't one and the same. In other words, Blackness in itself isn't Africanness; and Whiteness isn't Europeanness.
So how a group of people is racially described should be taken with moral priority because descriptions affect the social consciousness, racial reflexivity, and moral standing of such a group of people in inter-racial and inter-cultural interactions and discourses. So any given racial description should be judged against a moral gauge or meter to ascertain its societal value. So far, how the African Personhood is described fails all the moral requirements of a decent and civil regard.
This new ontological discourse is meant to socio-intellectually humble European socio-intellectual hegemony, and make the African Personhood worth positive pedagogy and hermeneutic.
About the Author
Kuir e Garang is a South Sudanese poet, author, and political commenter currently living in Calgary, Alberta. He's lived in Ethiopia and Kenya as a refugee due to the then civil war in Sudan. Kuir holds a degree in philosophy from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. His other books include an analytical book on South Sudan, South Sudan Ideologically, and political novel, The Pipers and the First Phase. He's written extensively on South Sudan and Sudan for the last ten years.