“Modernity Disavowed is a superior work. It is not only important but also needed.”—Alicia Ríos, coeditor of The Latin American Cultural Studies Reader
“Modernity Disavowed is a tour de force. This magnificent work is the best book on its subject and at the forefront of a new wave of scholarship that is already transforming both the study of the Caribbean and the study of modernity. I fully expect it to become a classic in its field.”—Lewis R. Gordon, author of Existentia Africana: Understanding Africana Existential Thought
About the Author
Sibylle Fischer is Associate Professor of Literature and Romance Studies at Duke University.