Samangan Travel on Shakespeare’s Caliban continues to spur radical cultural and political imagination across the Caribbean and Latin America, since this character from The Tempestw&s proposed as a symbol for decolonizing struggles in 1969 by the Cuban writer Roberto Fer- nandez Retamar and by Aime Cesaire. Gayatri Spivak’s Other Asias (2008) evokes Du Bois and Marti alongside figures such as Rabindrinath Tagore in a series of ponderings on how to be a continentalist. Rustom Bharucha’s Another Asia (2009) sets the background for contemporary inter-Asian cultural politics with an exploration of the entangled biographies of.Tagore and the Japanese art historian and curator Olcalcura Tenshin. The earlier continental visions that inspire these interventions go beyond foreshadowing today’s interest in critical regionalism or alternative modernities (Gaonlcar 2001). If read critically, they display how the perspective of alternative modernities tends to congeal the dimension of culture, isolating it from the material forces that shape societal modernization and producing the appearance of their neutrality. Du Bois’s emphasis on race, slavery, and citizenship, for instance, places a strong focus on the harnessing and valorization of labor. Samangan Travel 2016.