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on March 29, 2017
Excellent translation. Still relevant but for different reasons than Fanon intended.
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on March 13, 2010
Fanon describes the character of (European) colonialists, the colonised Africans (the "masses" - rural and urban, the elites, the nationalists, the tribalists) wonderfully. The book is wonderfully written - Fanon must have been a good writer.

Fanon is a psychiatrist, and worked in Algeria as psychiatrist, but he many have travelled other African countries too. His book shows his deep knowledge of both African and European sociology, psychology and politics. The book is still relevant; his analysis as to what will happen after the liberation of African countries is amazingly valid. He is in a way one of the most important African (though he is born in Latin America) sociologist and political scientist.

Fanon's book starts on "violence", he doesn't shy away from prescribing violence in the struggle for liberation. Some find Fanon advocating violence, but that is not the case. He puts in perspective the violence perpetrated by colonists against the resulting reaction that culminates in the violence of the colonised. His clear analysis demystifies the violence that still grips Africa.

Unfortunately Fanon seems to put all European in Africa as colonists. Many cases from South Africa show that that should not be the case. But his views may be due to the brutal repression he has to witness and experience in Algeria by the French government and French citizens there.
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on December 5, 2016
An excellent contemporary work that critiques globalization and the lasting effects of colonialism.
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on May 7, 2017
Good book. Frantz Fanon--although in the decolonization era--perfectly highlighted the importance and complications of Africans. This not only applies to the "before era" but to this one as well.
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on June 7, 2016
Frantz Fanon was an unparralled political critic. The Wretched of the Earth is essential even today to understand how our world works and how the west attempts to dominated the darker peoples of the Earth and our best ways to combat it.
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on May 18, 2015
My introduction to Frantz Fanon as a young man in my middle teens.
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on August 23, 2017
Wonderful read. Great points on the colonial experience from the perspective of the colonized, and also how to possibly decolonize our government and society.
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on January 17, 2013
Fanon among all freedom fighters I know of provided an anthropology of racism--religious resisters like Bonhoeffer had of course their own--but Fanon--even if his anthropology proves wrong--only history can say did a remarkable thing--he esplained oppression in terms of the human person not just economics (which certainly is a reasonable thing to do) but he went firther--this is a very great book--i would take out sartre's preface--he was a coward possibly worse i am trying to work that up
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on February 9, 2017
This book was received well before the expected due date and in the best of shape. It is like a brand new book and I am very happy with this purchase, thank you!
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on August 22, 2016
I first read this book when I was in college. I was a history major, later was a history teacher for 25 years. I reread the book to compare and contrast the time of Franz Fanon to today.
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