Frantz Fanon: A Biography
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.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Forgetting Fanon Remembering Fanon
An Tan Robè
Dr Frantz Fanon
Black Skin White Masks
In Algerias Capital of Madness
The Year of Africa
Abane Abane Ramdane Accra African Aimé Césaire Algerian nationalism Algérie algérienne Arab army Battle of Algiers Beauvoir became began béké Blida bomb Casbah Cited colonial Communist Creole culture Damnés December described doctor Editions El Moudjahid Esprit European February fighters FLN’s forces Fort-de-France française France France’s François Frantz Fanon French Gaulle Geronimi Glissant going GPRA Guadeloupe Guerre d’Algérie hospital Ibid independence Interview Jacques Jeanson Joby killed L’Harmattan liberation living London lycée Lyon Mandouze Marcel Manville Martinican Martinique Martinique’s Maspero masques blancs Mayotte military Monde Moudjahid Muslim nègre negritude negro never North Africa novel ofthe organization Paris patients Peau noire pied noir Pierre police political population Présence africaine Press psychiatry psychoanalysis published racism Révolution africaine revolutionary Saint-Alban Sartre Sartre’s Senghor Seuil social speak struggle Temps modernes terre Third Worldism tion torture Tosquelles town Tunis Tunisia violence whilst women young