The Wretched of the Earth

Psychiatrist, humanist, revolutionary, Frantz Fanon was one of the great political analysts of our time, the author of such seminal works of modern revolutionary theory as The Wretched of the Earth and Black Skin, White Masks. He has had a profound impact on civil rights, anticolonialism, and black consciousness movements around the world.

The Wretched of the Earth, Fanon’s classic work of modern revolutionary theory, concerns the psychology of the colonized and their path to liberation. It reflects a people’s outrage and frustration, but it is more than a diatribe against Western colonialism. A brilliant and impassioned examination of the role of violence in effecting historical change, The Wretched of the Earth is a veritable handbook of social reorganization for leaders of emerging nations, and it is necessary reading for anyone who wants to understand the psychology of the oppressed.

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