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The Wretched of the Earth Paperback – 6 December 2001

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  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 256 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0141186542
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0141186542
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This century's most compelling theorist of racism and colonialism -- Angela Davis

Have the courage to read this book -- Jean-Paul Sartre

Fanon details the impact of colonialism on the psyches of black people. For the first time, I was able to understand empire as more than just an economic phenomenon, and in turn how much Africa's decolonisation was expected to reverse. Reading it more than 50 years after publication was a visceral confrontation with a legacy that remains a shadow over black people -- Ore Ogunbiyi ― Guardian

In clear language, in words that can only have been written in the cool heat of rage, he showed us the internal theatre of racism -- Deborah Levy ― Independent

The writing of Malcolm X or Eldridge Cleaver or Amiri Baraka or the Black Panther leaders reveals how profoundly they have been moved by the thoughts of Frantz Fanon ― Boston Globe

This is not so much a book as a rock thrown through the window of the West. It is the Communist Manifesto of the anticolonial revolution, and as such it is highly important for any Western reader who wants to understand the emotional force behind that revolution ― Time

About the Author

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 towards the Algerian Nationalist Movement, which he later joined. He is considered one of the most important theorists of the psychology of race and his books Black Skin, White Masks and The Wretched of the Earth have been extremely influential.

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