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The Wretched of the Earth

by: Frantz Fanon

Publisher: Grove (1961)

$16.00

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if you're reading this then you either know of fanon's brilliance, or you're about to. if you do know, then you know that this is his masterwork. if you don't, then you do now. this is an incredible analysis of the colonized psyche, grounded not in inaccessible theory but in amazingly material reality. fanon's ideas will excite you and open the door to an understanding of the world that is just awesome. plus, if you're a history buff like myself, this will give you a new perspective on the world, from early colonialism to today.

FrantzFanonwasoneofthetwentiethcentury’smostimportanttheoristsofrevolution,colonialism,andracialdifference,andthis,hismasterwork,isaclassicalongsideOrientalismandTheAutobiographyofMalcolmX.""TheWretchedoftheEarthisananalysisofthepsychologyofthecolonizedandtheirpathtoliberation.Bearingsingularinsightintotherageofcolonizedpeoplesandtheroleofviolenceinhistoricalchange,thebookalsoincisivelyattackspostindependencedisenfranchisementofthemassesbytheeliteononehand,andintertribalandinterfaithanimositiesontheother.Averitablehandbookofsocialreorganizationforleadersofemergingnations,TheWretchedoftheEarthhashadamajorimpactoncivilrights,anticolonialism,andblackconsciousnessmovementsaroundtheworld.Thisnewtranslationupdatesitslanguageforanewgenerationofreadersanditslessonsaremorevitalnowthanever."BOOKJACKET.