The Wretched of the Earth

The Wretched of the Earth

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A distinguished psychiatrist from Martinique who took part in the Algerian Nationalist Movement, Frantz Fanon was one of the most important theorists of revolutionary struggle, colonialism, and racial difference in history. Fanon's masterwork is a classic alongside Edward Said's Orientalism or The Autobiography of Malcolm X, and it is now available in a new translation that updates its language for a new generation of readers. 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 and frustration of colonized peoples, and the role of violence in effecting historical change, the book incisively attacks the twin perils of postindependence colonial politics: the disenfranchisement of the masses by the elites on the one hand, and intertribal and interfaith animosities on the other. Fanon's analysis, a veritable handbook of social reorganization for leaders of emergingnations, has been reflected all too clearly in the corruption and violence that has plagued present-day Africa. The Wretched of the Earth has had a major impact on civil rights, anticolonialism, and black consciousness movements around the world, and this bold new translation by Richard Philcox reaffirms it as a landmark.
Publisher: New York : Grove Press : Distributed by Publishers Group West, [2004]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2004
ISBN: 9780802141323
0802141323
Branch Call Number: 960.09712 F217W 2004
Characteristics: lxii, 251 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Philcox, Richard

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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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