The Colonizer and the Colonized

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Beacon Press, 1965 - History - 169 pages
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First published in English in 1965, this timeless classic explores the psychological effects of colonialism on colonized and colonizers alike.

"Confiscated by colonial police throughout the world since its 1957 publication, THE COLONIZER AND THE COLONIZED is an important document of our times, an invaluable warning for all future generations."--The Los Angeles Times
 

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Albert Memmi's classic work stands as one of the most powerful and psychologically penetrating studies of colonial oppression ever written. Dissecting the minds of both the oppressor and the oppressed ... Read full review

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A powerful text that furnishes readers with complex portraits of the two sides of an age-old fight. He does not point fingers at individuals, he indicts a broken system set up for failure which breeds failure.

Contents

Does the colonial exist
3
The colonizer who refuses
19
The colonizer who accepts
45
Mythical portrait of the colonized
79
Situations of the colonized
90
The two answers of the colonized
119
Afterword by Susan Gilson Miller
155
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Albert Memmi (Arabic: ألبرت ميمي; born December 15, 1920) is a French writer and essayist of Tunisian-Jewish origin.

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