Critical Commentary of Frantz Fanon

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“The issue of reading Fanon today, then, is perhaps not about finding the moment of relevance in Fanon’s text that corresponds with the world, but in searching for the moments where Fanon’s text and the world do not correspond, and asking how Fanon, the revolutionary, would think and act in the period of retrogression.”
A complete study of 1968 and its legacies in Europe can not solely deal with events that occurred on the continent. 1968 was, in fact, a “global phenomenon”; with ideas perpetrated in Europe reaching as far as Mexico, China, and India, but to name a few . The beginning of this mutualistic relationship between “New Left” groups on different continents (which spawned the revolutionary feeling which would result in the events
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At first, the book attracted a considerable amount of attention purely because of its author. For the first time “a black anti-colonial activist used a word coined by white French social scientists… in an affirmative manner”, arguably more affirmative than anyone had before . Certainly, Jean-Paul Sartre, who wrote the preface for The Wretched of the Earth and was one of Fanon’s literary influences, approved of his work, as Robert Bernasconi confirms in his piece Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth as the Fulfilment of Sartre’s Critique of Dialectical Reason, “Sartre would have found The Wretched of the Earth closer to the dialectical concrete than anything he had written” . The backdrop to the book is the seven yearlong Algerian War of Independence of which Fanon was a great supporter. A lot of the theoretical concepts for dealing with the process of de-colonisation that Fanon speaks of in Concerning Violence are his recommendations to the nations of Algeria and Kenya, both of whom were, during 1961 striving to gain independence from France and Britain. Motivated by, what he deemed to be an urgent call for an international “redistribution of wealth”, Fanon calls for solidarity among the rural masses, which he believes can only be gained through them and by violent means . Rejecting the opulence of European powers as “literally scandalous”, Fanon establishes a
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