The Wretched of the Earth

The Wretched of the Earth Author Frantz Fanon
ISBN-10 0802141323
ISBN-13 9780802141323
Year 2005-03-12
Pages 320
Language English
Publisher Grove Press
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A distinguished psychiatrist from Martinique who took part in the Algerian Nationalist Movement Frantz Fanon was one of the most important theorists of revolutionary struggle colonialism and racial difference in history Fanons masterwork is a classic alongside Edward Saids Orientalism or The Autobiography of Malcolm X and it is now available in a new translation that updates its language for a new generation of readers The Wretched of the Earth is a brilliant analysis of the psychology of the colonized and their path to liberation Bearing singular insight into the rage and frustration of colonized peoples and the role of violence in effecting historical change the book incisively attacks the twin perils of postindependence colonial politics the disenfranchisement of the masses by the elites on the one hand and intertribal and interfaith animosities on the other Fanons analysis a veritable handbook of social reorganization for leaders of emerging nations has been reflected all too clearly in the corruption and violence that has plagued present day Africa The Wretched of the Earth has had a major impact on civil rights anticolonialism and black consciousness movements around the world and this bold new translation by Richard Philcox reaffirms it as a landmark

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