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Angered by the racism he witnessed on Martinique during the Second World War, Fanon here examines the roles of class, culture and violence, and expresses his profound alienation from the idea of colonialism and its bloodshed. More than four decades on, Fanon's work still inspires liberation movements today.
Paperback, 82 pages
Published November 1st 2009 by Penguin Books (first published August 7th 2008)
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Peter
So I got this book a long time ago, from another bookshop that has gone kaput, thinking it would be about, well, tv violence, maybe.
Turns out it' more about nationalism and independence. Even though 'twas written after WWII, it's still relevant.

"2 centuries ago, a former European colony decided to catch up with Europe.
It succeeded so well that the USA became a monster, in which the taints, the sickness and the inhumanity of Europe have grown in appalling dimensions".

Steve Mitchell
A treatise against imperialism, colonialism and racism that – although it raises some important issues – is dated so that some of the terminology used is actually racist. A worthwhile read though.
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Frantz Fanon was a psychiatrist, philosopher, revolutionary, and author from Martinique. He was influential in the field of post-colonial studies and was perhaps the pre-eminent thinker of the 20th century on the issue of decolonization and the psychopathology of colonization. His works have inspired anti-colonial liberation movements for more than four decades.

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“I speak of the Christian religion, and no one need be astonished. The Church in the colonies is the white people's Church, the foreigner's Church. She does not call the native to God's ways but to the ways of the white man, of the master, of the oppressor. And as we know, in this matter many are called but few chosen.” 6 likes
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