Frantz Fanon Biography

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Frantz Fanon's literary and philosophical odyssey started with a personal, existential confrontation linked to his blackness in a white world and led him to the war of liberation of his adopted home, Algeria. In the process he developed a revolutionary theory that seemed applicable to Africa, if not to all the Third World, and so influenced liberation politics among colonized nations. From his youth in Martinique, he moved on to fight in World War II, became a working psychiatrist whose studies have formed part of the basis for a transcultural psychiatric practice, and then, as his involvement in the Algerian revolution increased, became a writer, propagandist, spokesperson, and diplomat for the Front de Libération National (FLN), as well as a theorist of anticolonial revolution. After his death at age thirty-six his writing, especially his book Les Damnés de la terre (1961; translated as The Wretched...

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