Frantz Fanon (1925-61) was a Martinique-born black psychiatrist and anticolonialist intellectual; The Wretched of the Earth is considered by many to be one of the canonical books on the worldwide black liberation struggles of the 1960s. Within a Marxist framework, using a cutting and nonsentimental writing style, Fanon draws upon his horrific experiences working in Algeria during its war of independence against France. He addresses the role of violence in decolonization and the challenges of political organization and the class collisions and questions of cultural hegemony in the creation and maintenance of a new country's national consciousness. As Fanon eloquently writes, "[T]he unpreparedness of the educated classes, the lack of practical links between them and the mass of the people, their laziness, and, let it be said, their cowardice at the decisive moment of the struggle will give rise to tragic mishaps."
Although socialism has seemingly collapsed in the years since Fanon's work was first published, there is much in his look into the political, racial, and social psyche of the ever-emerging Third World that still rings true at the cusp of a new century. --Eugene Holley, Jr. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A very dense read. One that deals with colonialism, the war in many eastern African countries and the sociopolitical power structure. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kevin11
I can only think of a handful of texts that I would select as being more relevant for understanding the moral crises we face as a global civilization.Published 3 months ago by E. Anderson
I think this book is a must read for each and every person who believe it's possible to change the world as we know it.Published 3 months ago by Maria Font
My introduction to Frantz Fanon as a young man in my middle teens.Published 3 months ago by GodsAmbassador
Manifesto for anti-colonial struggle. Rise up against the the colonizers. Stop the genocide, ethnic cleansing and apartheid. Free Palestine, End Israel.Published 3 months ago by Michael T. Rabb
I started this book in February I just finished it last night. I found some of the language to be daunting and inaccessible and I'm saying this as someone who has University... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Joseph Reaves