The Wretched of the Earth
Frantz Fanon was one of the twentieth century’s most important theorists of revolution, colonialism, and racial difference, and this, his masterwork, is a classic alongside Orientalism and The Autobiography of Malcolm X.
The Wretched of the Earth is a brilliant analysis of the psychology of the colonized and their path to liberation. Bearing singular insight into the rage of colonized peoples and the role of violence in historical change, the book also incisively attacks postindependence disenfranchisement of the masses by the elite on one hand, and intertribal and interfaith animosities on the other. A veritable handbook of social reorganization for leaders of emerging nations, The Wretched of the Earth has had a major impact on civil rights, anticolonialism, and black-consciousness movements around the world. This new translation updates its language for a new generation of readers and its lessons are more vital now than ever.
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A very interesting study of the devastating effects of colonization on it's subjects long after the exit of the colonizers. The french in particular do not seem to have learnt a whole lot despite the inhuman slaughter of WWs I and II. Read full review
Fanon is a seminal Caribbean writer, from the island of Martinique, French Antilles. Fanon's work examined in intimate detail, the sociological, psychological effects of colonialism on its subjects and gave great insight into his time in Algeria. A medical doctor by profession, he shaped much of what is today's black-conscious movements.Fanon's impact though was global with many jihadist, and Islamic revolutionaries as well as Arab nationalist's citing him as an influencer of their political ideology.
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