Professor Michael Neocosmos is Emeritus Professor in Humanities at Rhodes University in South Africa and Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute in the United States. He is the author of many articles and several books including From Foreign Natives to Native foreigners: explaining xenophobia in South Africa (Dakar: Codesria, 2010) and Thinking Freedom in Africa: toward a theory of emancipatory politics, (Wits University Press, December 2016). This last book was awarded the Frantz Fanon Prize for outstanding work by the Caribbean Philosophical Association in 2017. He is currently working on a book provisionally titled What is to be Thought? The Dialectics of Emancipation and Africa to be published by Daraja Press as well as on An Anthology of African Political Thought from Ancient Egypt to the Present to be published by Codesria.