The Wretched of the Earth

The Wretched of the Earth

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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 an 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."--Jacket.
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, [2004]
Copyright Date: ©2004
ISBN: 9780802141323
Call Number: 960.0971244 F214w 2004
Characteristics: lxii, 251 pages ; 21 cm


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Apr 05, 2019

"The colonized man finds his freedom in and through violence." I don't know if this is the first ianti-colonialist work, but it is the most essential and influential. Fanon was a Martinique-born psychologist who also wrote "Black Skin, White Mask." While its context (1961) is somewhat dated, the anger, power, and critique of white racism and imperialism is still very much relevant. Also see Said's "Orientalism" and the anthology "The Empire Writes Back."

Jun 03, 2015

The best anticolonial literature piece I have ever read. Diligently crated with lores, liberatory stories and the diseased minds of the colonizers. Importantly, it layout a blueprint for for the conlonized that few have follow.


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