Frantz Fanon

Frantz Fanon was a Martinican psychiatrist, philosopher, revolutionary, and writer whose works are influential in the fields of post-colonial studies, critical theory, and Marxism. As an intellectual, Fanon was a political radical, and an advocate for the decolonization of oppressed peoples. He is best known for his books 'Black Skin, White Masks' (1952) and 'The Wretched of the Earth' (1961), which analyze the psychological and cultural effects of colonialism on individuals and nations.


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  1. 1. The Wretched of the Earth

    This book is a psychological and political analysis of the dehumanizing effects of colonization upon the individual and the nation. It provides a clear, passionate condemnation of colonialism and its legacy, arguing that violence is a necessary component of decolonization. The author also discusses the challenges that newly independent nations face, including the struggle to establish a national culture and the threat of neocolonialism.