The Wretched of the Earth
"Written at the height of the Algerian war for independence, Frantz Fanon's classic text has provided inspiration for anti-colonial movements ever since. With power and anger, Fanon makes clear the economic and psychological degradation inflicted by imperialism. It was Fanon, himself a psychotherapist, who exposed the connection between colonial war and mental disease, who showed how the fight for freedom must be combined with building a national culture, and who showed the way ahead, through revolutionary violence, to socialism. Many of the great calls to arms from the era of decolonization are now purely of historical interest, yet this passionate analysis of the relations between the great powers and the Third World is just as illuminating about the world we live in today." -- Publisher description.
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Review: The Wretched of the EarthUser Review - Mara - Goodreads
This is a hard one to rate. Fanon is a brilliant theorist of colonialism, racism, and the psychology of decolonization (female subjectivity, however, is conspicuously absent from his account), and The ... Read full review