Broeck, Sabine (2014):
"Commentary (In Response to Michel Feith)." Slavery Revisited. Special issue of Black Studies Papers 1.1: 25-28.
Journal Article

Broeck’s commentary focuses mainly on the ethical challenge to read the Enlightenment’s freedom narratives not in a paradoxical relation to Euro-American modernity’s coloniality and enslavement regimes but as a complex vision of white free enlightened conviviality—the free brotherhood of Man—purposefully premised on black social death. From this perspective, it becomes crucial to criticize the tendency in much of Beloved's critical reception to slide into neo-abolitionist “kitsch.”