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The Wretched of the Earth Setting & Symbolism

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Algeria

This was the North African colony of France where Frantz Fanon worked as a psychiatrist at the time of the Algerian revolution. This was before writing The Wretched of the Earth.

North Africa

The portion of the African continent generally that faces on the Mediterranean Sea and where many former European colonies have fought to win their independence.

Vietnam

The Southeast Asian nation that fought for its liberation and independence first against the French, then against the Americans, frequently mentioned in Fanon's book.

Third World

A term used to describe the underdeveloped nations of the world, many of them former colonies peopled by dark-skinned races.

Martinique

The former French colonial island in the Caribbean where Frantz Fanon was born and spent his childhood.

Cuba

The Caribbean island nation just south of Florida that experienced a Marxist revolution led by the Communist Fidel Castro. Fanon admires Castro's swagger...

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