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The sixtieth anniversary edition of Frantz Fanon’s landmark text, now with a new introduction by Cornel West

First published in 1961, and reissued in this sixtieth anniversary edition with a powerful new introduction by Cornel West, Frantz Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth is a masterfuland timeless interrogation of race, colonialism, psychological trauma, and revolutionary struggle, and a continuing influence on movements from Black Lives Matter to decolonization. A landmark text for revolutionaries and activists, The Wretched of the Earth is an eternal touchstone for civil rights, anti-colonialism, psychiatric studies, and Black consciousness movements around the world. Alongside Cornel West’s introduction, the book features critical essays by Jean-Paul Sartre and Homi K. Bhabha. This sixtieth anniversary edition of Fanon’s most famous text stands proudly alongside such pillars of anti-colonialism and anti-racism as Edward Said’s Orientalism and The Autobiography of Malcolm X.

ISBN-13: 9780802158635

Media Type: Paperback

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic Inc.

Publication Date: 10-19-2021

Pages: 336

Product Dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Frantz Fanon was born in Martinique in 1925. He served in the French Army during World War II, and later studied medicine and psychiatry in France, where he published his first book, Black Skin, White Masks in 1952. He joined the Algerian Nationalist Movement in the mid-1950s, and published The Wretched of the Earth shortly before dying of leukemia in December 1961.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Sixtieth Anniversary Edition Cornel West vii

Foreword: Framing Fanon Homi K. Bhabha xiii

Preface Jean-Paul Sartre xlix

I On Violence 1

On Violence in the International Context 52

II Grandeur and Weakness of Spontaneity 63

III The Trials and Tribulations of National Consciousness 97

IV On National Culture 145

Mutual Foundations for National Culture and Liberation Struggled 170

V Colonial War and Mental Disorders 181

Series A 185

Series B 199

Series C 207

Series D 216

From the North African's Criminal Impulsiveness to the War of National Liberation 219

Conclusion 235

On Retranslating Fanon, Retrieving a Lost Voice Richard Philcox 241