Christopher J. Lee

Christopher J. Lee is the author of Unreasonable Histories: Nativism, Multiracial Lives, and the Genealogical Imagination in British Africa and the editor of Making a World after Empire: The Bandung Moment and Its Political Afterlives. He is an associate professor of history at Lafayette College.

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A CHOICE “Significant Title for Undergraduates,” 2015–2016

Frantz Fanon · Toward a Revolutionary Humanism
By Christopher J. Lee

A timely and original short biography reintroducing Fanon for a new generation of readers. Written with clarity and passion, Christopher J. Lee’s account argues for the pragmatic idealism of Frantz Fanon and his continued importance today.

“Lee’s marvelous and careful biographical study is now the go-to book for those seeking to understand Frantz Fanon in his historical and intellectual context. It is, simply put, synthesis and analysis at their best.”

James D. Le Sueur, author of Uncivil War: Intellectuals and Identity Politics during the Decolonization of Algeria




Short-listed for the 2015 Asia-Africa Book Prize (ICAS)

Winner of the 2010 Ali Sastroamidjojo Award

An AfricaFocus 2011 New and Notable Book

A CHOICE Significant University Press Title for Undergraduates, 2010–11

Making a World after Empire · The Bandung Moment and Its Political Afterlives
Edited by Christopher J. Lee

In April 1955, twenty-nine countries from Africa, Asia, and the Middle East came together for a diplomatic conference in Bandung, Indonesia, intending to define the direction of the postcolonial world.

“Readers interested in Bandung can do no better than consult the volume of essays edited by Christopher Lee, Making a World After Empire.

Pankaj Mishra, author of From the Ruins of Empire: The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia