Toward the African revolution: political essays

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Grove Press, 1967 - History - 197 pages
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User Review  - Steven Salaita - Goodreads

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

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User Review  - Greg - Goodreads

Just re-read this last year; and, it just dropped my jaw and made me feel so good, when I was sick and had it bad! Read full review

Contents

Letter to a Frenchman
47
Disappointments and Illusions of French
57
Algeria Face to Face with the French Torturers
64
Copyright

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About the author (1967)

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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