Frieda Ekotto Receives 2014 Nicolás Guillén for Philosophical Literature Award


Feb 18, 2014 Bookmark and Share

The Caribbean Philosophical Association has awarded Frieda Ekotto because of her contributions as a novelist, a theorist of race, sexuality, and criminality, along with her writings on existential themes emerging in the work of Lorraine Hansberry, Jean Genet, and struggles for human dignity, which stands among the best of the age. “Professor Ekotto,” adds Jane Anna Gordon, “exemplifies the transnational commitments of the Caribbean Philosophical Association as well as our commitments across multiple genres and disciplinary approaches.  Professor Ekotto works brilliantly on women’s sexualities in the African context instead of through those imposed on it.”