Rethinking Fanon: the continuing dialogue
French West Indian psychoanalyst and social philosopher Frantz Fanon (1925-1961) rejected his French citizenship and became a strong advocate of the Algerian liberation movement in the 1950s. A brilliant scholar who developed the theory that some neuroses are socially generated, Fanon's revolutionary works The Wretched of the Earth, Toward the African Revolution, and Black Skin White Masks founded an African intellectual awakening.The rebirth of Fanonism today in universities and the English speaking world is a testament to his relevance. Edited by distinguished African studies professor Nigel C. Gibson, Rethinking Fanon opens with an authoritative biography correcting fallacious assertions about Fanon's life, situating him in Marxism, Negritude, Pan-Africanism, and the historical context of postwar decolonization, specifically the Algerian revolution. Section one is highlighted by extended discussions of Marx, Fanon's theories on sophisticated forms of cultural racism, and "true liberation".
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