The Wretched of the Earth


Author: Frantz Fanon
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 9780802198853
Category: Political Science
Page: 320
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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.

The Wretched of the Earth


Author: Riley Quinn
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351351729
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Frantz Fanon is one of the most important figures in the history of what is now known as postcolonial studies - the field that examines the meaning and impacts of European colonialism across the world. Born in the French colony of Martinique, Fanon worked as a psychiatrist in Algeria, another French colony that saw brutal violence during its revolution against French rule. His experiences power the searing indictment of colonialism that is his final book, 1961's The Wretched of the Earth. Fanon's account of the physical and psychological violence of colonialism forms the basis of a passionate, closely reasoned call to arms - a call for violent revolution. Incendiary even today, it was more so in its time; the book first during the brutal conflict caused by the Algerian Revolution. Viewed as a profoundly dangerous work by the colonial powers of the world, Fanon's book helped to inspire liberation struggles across the globe. Though it has flaws, The Wretched of the Earth is above all a testament to the power of passionately sustained and closely reasoned argument: Fanon's presentation of his evidence combines with his passion to produce an argument that it is almost impossible not to be swayed by.

Frantz Fanon


Author: Pramod K. Nayar
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415602971
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 162
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Frantz Fanon has established a position as a leading anticolonial thinker, through key texts such as Black Skin, White Masks and The Wretched of the Earth. He has influenced the work of thinkers from Edward Said and Homi Bhabha to Paul Gilroy, but his complex work is often misinterpreted as an apology for violence. This clear, student-friendly guidebook considers Fanon’s key texts and theories, looking at: Postcolonial theory’s appropriation of psychoanalysis Anxieties around cultural nationalisms and the rise of native consciousness Postcoloniality’s relationship with violence and separatism New humanism and ideas of community. Introducing the work of this controversial theorist, Pramod K. Nayar also offers alternative readings, charting Fanon’s influence on postcolonial studies, literary criticism and cultural studies.

Toward the African Revolution

Political Essays
Author: Frantz Fanon
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 9780802130907
Category: History
Page: 197
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This powerful collection of articles, essays, and letters spans the period between Black Skin, White Masks (1952) and The Wretched of the Earth (1961), Fanon’s landmark manifesto on the psychology of the colonized and the means of empowerment necessary for their liberation. These pieces display the genesis of some of Fanon’s greatest ideas -- ideas that became so vital to the leaders of the American civil rights movement.

Frantz Fanon

A Biography
Author: David Macey
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 1844678482
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 672
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Born in Martinique, Frantz Fanon (1925–61) trained as a psychiatrist in Lyon before taking up a post in colonial Algeria. He had already experienced racism as a volunteer in the Free French Army, in which he saw combat at the end of the Second World War. In Algeria, Fanon came into contact with the Front de Libération Nationale, whose ruthless struggle for independence was met with exceptional violence from the French forces. He identified closely with the liberation movement, and his political sympathies eventually forced him out the country, whereupon he became a propagandist and ambassador for the FLN, as well as a seminal anticolonial theorist. David Macey’s eloquent life of Fanon provides a comprehensive account of a complex individual’s personal, intellectual and political development. It is also a richly detailed depiction of postwar French culture. Fanon is revealed as a flawed and passionate humanist deeply committed to eradicating colonialism. Now updated with new historical material, Frantz Fanon remains the definitive biography of a truly revolutionary thinker.

Frantz Fanon

A Portrait
Author: Alice Cherki,Nadia Benabid
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801473081
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 255
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"Fanon was consummately incapable of telling the story of himself. He lived in the immediacy of the moment, with an intensity that embodied everything he evoked. Fanon's discourse pertained to a present tense that was unburdened by its narrative past. The little we knew about his personal life had been gleaned from passing allusions, brief glimpses that vanished as quickly as they appeared. . . . Fanon had a profound talent for life; he was a man who wanted to be the subject and actor of his own life, and it was for this reason that he was so engaging and disarming—so alive."—from the IntroductionFrantz Fanon (1925–1961) was born in Martinique, and in 1943 left to fight in Europe with Free French forces. After 1945 he studied medicine and psychiatry in Lyons and began to write. His first analysis of the effects of racism and postcolonialism, Black Skin, White Masks, appeared in 1952 and would become a foundational text for the liberation movements of the 1960s and later for postcolonial studies. In 1952 he moved to Algeria and practiced at the Blida-Joinville psychiatric hospital in French Algeria until 1957. From that year he worked full time for the Algerian independence movement, including a brief appointment as the movement's ambassador in Ghana. One of Fanon's few surviving contemporaries, Alice Cherki worked closely with Fanon at the psychiatric hospital in Blida and then later for the Algerian cause in Tunisia. This book is a record of "an epoch, a life, and a body of work often viewed as inadmissible." Cherki offers a unique assessment of Fanon's complex personality, illuminating both his psychiatric practice—of which she says, "Fanon possessed a tremendous intuition about the unconscious and a great erudition in psychoanalytic theory"—and the sources of his political activism, of his intellectual career as a pivot of the quickly changing world. Given the continuing relevance of Fanon's insights into the enduring legacy of colonialism on the psyches of the colonized, this compelling and personal account of his life and work will be required reading for anyone interested in the consequences of empire.

Die Fremden

Für mehr Mitgefühl
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3423431954
Category: Fiction
Page: 72
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Ein Weckruf aus einer anderen Zeit Mit Ausnahme von sechs Unterschriften hat nur ein handschriftliches Zeugnis Shakespeares überlebt. Erst kürzlich konnten Experten seine Urheberschaft verifizieren. Was um 1604 entstanden ist, liest sich heute - vor dem Hintergrund der sogenannten Flüchtlingskrise - wie ein flammendes Plädoyer für ein menschenwürdiges Miteinander. Dringlich, eindrücklich, von erschütternder Aktualität. Mit einem Vorwort von Heribert Prantl Übersetzt und mit einem Essay von Frank Günther

On Violence

A Reader
Author: Bruce B. Lawrence,Aisha Karim
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822337690
Category: Political Science
Page: 578
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DIVAn interdisciplinary collection of primary texts on the subject of violence, from Freud to Gramsci to Foucault, from Ghandi to Osama bin Laden. The editors' introductions frame the texts within questions of how violence is generated and perpetuated in so/div

The Political Economy of Imperialism

Critical Appraisals
Author: Ronald H. Chilcote
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742510104
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 261
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From the British Empire to the WTO, imperialism and its political economy have turned the world upside down. This volume of original essays by internationally noted scholars traces the spread of imperialism and capitalism and demonstrates that globalization is not a New Millennium phenomenon, but rather one with classic roots as well as contemporary reverberations.

Fanon

In Search of the African Revolution
Author: Adele Jinadu
Publisher: Fourth Dimention Publishing Company Limited
ISBN: 9789781561184
Category: Political Science
Page: 262
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Frantz Fanon is one of the greatest and most influential thinkers about Africa of the twentieth century, and best known for 'The Wretched Of The Earth'. His writings span political philosophy, ideology of history and race; psychology and social psychiatry; and he was an active revolutionary. Born in Martinique, he fought for the French in the European war, but became disaffected by the unrelenting oppression of black and North Africans with whom he grew to identify. He engaged in the liberation war in Algeria, working as a psychiatrist with torture victims and writing about the psychological effects and traumas of racism, whilst expounding his revolutionary ideologies for the Third World. He was a contemporary of Aime Cesaire, and Jean Paul Satre was an important intellectual and personal influence until his death. This is a welcome critical study of Fanon by an African academic, published in Africa. Jinadu introduces Fanon as a political thinker, and sociologist of the common African experience, emphasising the moral context in which Fanon's theories of revolutionary change developed. He draws out Fanon's analyses of relations in the colonial and post-colonial periods to inform an understanding of the continent's political conflicts.

Fanon


Author: John Edgar Wideman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547349053
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
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A philosopher, psychiatrist, and political activist, Frantz Fanon was a fierce, acute critic of racism and oppression. Born of African descent in Martinique in 1925, Fanon fought in defense of France during World War II but later against France in Algeria’s war for independence. His last book, The Wretched of the Earth, published in 1961, inspired leaders of diverse liberation movements: Steve Biko in South Africa, Che Guevara in Latin America, the Black Panthers in the States. Wideman’s novel is disguised as the project of a contemporary African American novelist,Thomas, who undertakes writing a life of Fanon. The result is an electrifying mix of perspectives, traveling from Manhattan to Paris to Algeria to Pittsburgh. Part whodunit, part screenplay, part love story, Fanon introduces the French film director Jean-Luc Godard to the ailing Mrs. Wideman in Homewood and chases the meaning of Fanon’s legacy through our violent, post-9/11 world, which seems determined to perpetuate the evils Fanon sought to rectify.

Frantz Fanon and the Future of Cultural Politics

Finding Something Different
Author: Anthony C. Alessandrini
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739172298
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 304
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This book examines how the work of a revolutionary writer such as Frantz Fanon might be best appropriated for contemporary political and cultural issues. Reviewing the field of “Fanon studies” in relation to his contemporaries as well as modern contexts, this book will be of interest to scholars and students across a wide range of disciplines.