A Dying Colonialism

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Grove Press, 1967 - History - 181 pages
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An incisive and illuminating account of how, during the Algerian Revolution, the people of Algeria changed centuries-old cultural patterns and embraced certain ancient cultural practices long derided by their colonialist oppressors as primitive, in order to destroy those same oppressors. Fanon uses the fifth year of the Algerian Revolution as a point of departure for an explication of the inevitable dynamics of colonial oppression.

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User Review  - Michelle - Goodreads

A wonderful collection of Fanon's essays in the Algerian National Liberation Front's newspaper during the height of the anticolonial war against France. It spans the time in between Black Skin White ... Read full review

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User Review  - Omnia N - Goodreads

a very comprehensive book, regardless the fact that I am not in a great need of it. Loose at the very last chapter,or at least it was not that interesting to me, if we disregard that fact that Fanon was a doctor ,though I enjoyed seeing Algeria from a Western eye. Read full review


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Frantz Fanon (1925-1961) was born in Martinique and studied medicine in France, specializing in psychiatry. Sent to a hospital in Algeria, he found his sympathies turning toward the Algerian Nationalist movement, which he later joined. He is considered one of the most important theorists of the African struggle for independence.

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