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Friday, December 23, 2011

Leo Zeilig on Frantz Fanon

Frantz Fanon by David Macey who sadly passed away this year

Leo Zeilig, author of a forthcoming study Frantz Fanon: The Militant Philosopher of Third World Liberation remembers the life and work of Frantz Fanon one of the greatest anti-colonial revolutionary humanists of the twentieth century, the Caribbean intellectual who went to fight for the Algerian Revolution, and who died fifty years ago this month. Zeilig concludes:

Today revolutionary change has shifted again to North Africa. We should once more return to Fanon for his extraordinary insights into revolutionary change and his insistence on waging a relentless battle against the "caste of profiteers" who seek to control and break our movements...

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4 Comments:

At 3:15 am, Blogger Dougal said...

There's a generous and comradely but critical assessment of David Macey's "Fanon" in Neil Lazarus's new book "The Postcolonial Unconscious", a Marxist account of literary criticism in the time of the 'war on terror.' I recommend it.

 
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