Toward the African Revolution: Political Essays

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Grove Press, 1969 - History - 197 pages
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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), Fanonís 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 Fanonís greatest ideas ó ideas that became so vital to the leaders of the American civil rights movement.
  

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This title, which was cobbled together after Fanon's death, doesn't receive the recognition of Black Skin, White Masks or The Wretched of the Earth, and for good reason. Both of those titles are more ... Read full review

Review: Toward the African Revolution

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An interesting collection of Fanon's thoughts and political writings. Read full review

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Contents

The North African Syndrome
3
West Indians and Africans
17
II Racism and Culture
29
III For Algeria
45
Letter to a Frenchman
47
Letter to the Resident Minister 1956
52
IV Toward the Liberation of Africa
55
Disappointments and Illusions of French Colonialism
57
First Truths on the Colonial Problem
120
The Lesson of Cotonou
127
Appeal to Africans
132
Sequels of a Plebiscite in Africa
135
The Algerian War and Mans Liberation
144
Algeria in Accra
150
Accra Africa Affirms Its Unity and Defines Its Strategy
153
Me Debrťs Desperate Endeavors
158

Algeria Face to Face with the French Torturers
64
Concerning a Plea
73
French Intellectuals and Democrats and the Algerian Revolution
76
Maghreb Blood Shall Not Flow in Vain
91
The Farce That Changes Sides
96
Decolonization and Independence
99
A Continued Crisis
106
Letter to the Youth of Africa
113
Racist Fury in France
163
Blood Flows in the Antilles Under French Domination
167
Unity and Effective Solidarity Are the Conditions for African Liberation
170
V African Unity
175
This Africa to Come
177
Lumumbas Death Could We Do Otherwise?
191
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Martinique islander by birth and a psychiatrist by training, Franz Fanon is better known as a pan-African revolutionary ideologue. His treatises on colonialism call for revolutionary confrontation with malignant colonial regimes, where necessary on the battlefield, and, more important, for the eradication of the most invidious form of colonialism, namely, colonial mentality. Fanon holds that this mentality prevents the African and the black person everywhere even from being aware of the seriousness of the social and personal deprivations of his or her colonized status. Fanon found his voice when he worked for the Algerian revolutionaries during the Algerian War of Independence against the French. Not only did he become deeply involved in the Algerian struggle, he also emerged as its principal ideologue and formulated his anticolonial writings from the Algerian experience.

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