Frantz Fanon’s seminal work on the trauma of colonization, The Wretched of the Earth made him the leading anti-colonialist thinker of the 20th century. First published in 1961, Fanon’s classic text has provided inspiration for anti-colonial movements ever since, analysing the role of class, race, national culture & violence in the struggle for freedom. With power & anger, Fanon makes clear the economic & psychological degradation inflicted by imperialism.

It was Fanon, himself a psychotherapist, who exposed the connection between colonial war and mental disease, who showed how the … More

Born OTD in 1925, French West Indian psychiatrist, political philosopher, revolutionary, & writer from the French colony of Martinique, Frantz Fanon. Fanon’s works are influential in the fields of post-colonial studies, critical theory & Marxism. Philosopher, psychoanalyst, politician, propagandist, prophet…although difficult to categorize, Fanon is one of the most important thinkers of the 20th century & one of our most powerful writers on race & revolution. The book opens with a biography, following Fanon from his birthplace of Martinique through combat in World War II & education in France, to his heroic involvement in the fights for Algerian independence & African decolonization.

Fanon For Beginners concludes by examining Fanon’s influence on political practice, such as the Black Power movement in the United States, … More