Toward the African revolution: political essays

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Grove Press, 1967 - History - 197 pages
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a series of political essays , articles and Notes by the author between 1952 and 1961 in the underground newspaper of the Algerian F.L.N, EL Moudja in French but translated in 1967 and this pb by Grove 1969 was likely the 1st US Ed.and first printing, never re-published it would seem. Read full review


Letter to a Frenchman
Disappointments and Illusions of French
Algeria Face to Face with the French Torturers

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Martinique islander by birth and a psychiatrist by training, Franz Fanon is better known as a pan-African revolutionary ideologue. His treatises on colonialism call for revolutionary confrontation with malignant colonial regimes, where necessary on the battlefield, and, more important, for the eradication of the most invidious form of colonialism, namely, colonial mentality. Fanon holds that this mentality prevents the African and the black person everywhere even from being aware of the seriousness of the social and personal deprivations of his or her colonized status. Fanon found his voice when he worked for the Algerian revolutionaries during the Algerian War of Independence against the French. Not only did he become deeply involved in the Algerian struggle, he also emerged as its principal ideologue and formulated his anticolonial writings from the Algerian experience.

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