Frantz Fanon


Born
in Martinique
July 20, 1924

Died
December 06, 1961

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Négritude, Jean-Paul Sartre


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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The Wretched of the Earth

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Black Skin, White Masks

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A Dying Colonialism

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Toward the African Revolution

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Concerning Violence

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The Fanon Reader

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Alienation and Freedom

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Ecrits contre le colonialis...

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The Fact of Blackness

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Decolonizing Madness: The P...

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“Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong. When they are
presented with evidence that works against that belief, the new
evidence cannot be accepted. It would create a feeling that is
extremely uncomfortable, called cognitive dissonance. And because it
is so important to protect the core belief, they will rationalize,
ignore and even deny anything that doesn't fit in with the core belief.”
Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks

“To speak a language is to take on a world, a culture.”
Frantz Fanon

“Each generation must discover its mission, fulfill it or betray it, in relative opacity.”
Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth

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