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ISBN-10: 0802158633
ISBN-13: 9780802158635
Publisher: Grove Press
Publish Date: 10/19/2021
Dimensions: 8.11" L, 5.43" W, 0.94" H

The Wretched of the Earth

Introduction by: Cornel West
Translator: Richard Philcox
Foreword by: Homi K Bhabha
Preface by: Jean-Paul Sartre

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The sixtieth anniversary edition of Frantz Fanon’s landmark text, now with a new introduction by Cornel West

First published in 1961, and reissued in this sixtieth anniversary edition with a powerful new introduction by Cornel West, Frantz Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth is a masterfuland timeless interrogation of race, colonialism, psychological trauma, and revolutionary struggle, and a continuing influence on movements from Black Lives Matter to decolonization. A landmark text for revolutionaries and activists, The Wretched of the Earth is an eternal touchstone for civil rights, anti-colonialism, psychiatric studies, and Black consciousness movements around the world. Alongside Cornel West’s introduction, the book features critical essays by Jean-Paul Sartre and Homi K. Bhabha. This sixtieth anniversary edition of Fanon’s most famous text stands proudly alongside such pillars of anti-colonialism and anti-racism as Edward Said’s Orientalism and The Autobiography of Malcolm X.

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"Certainly, writers of the sixties inspired by The Wretched of the Earth–the African novelists Nadine Gordimer, Ayi Kwei Armah, and Ngugi wa Thiong'o, the Caribbean poet Édouard Glissant, the Guyanese critic Walter Rodney–saw in the book not an incitement to kill white people but a chillingly acute diagnosis of the post-colonial condition: how the West would seek to maintain the iniquitous international order that had made it rich and powerful, and how new ruling classes in post-colonial nations would fail to devise a viable system of their own. One measure of Fanon's clairvoyance–and the glacial pace of progress–is that, in its sixtieth year, The Wretched of the Earth remains a vital guide both to the tenacity of white supremacy in the West and to the moral and intellectual failures of the 'darker nations' . . . Sixty years after its publication, The Wretched of the Earth reads increasingly like a dying Black man's admission of a genuine impossibility: of moving beyond the world made by white men."–Pankaj Mishra, New Yorker

"The writing of Malcolm X or Eldridge Cleaver or Amiri Baraka or the Black Panther leaders reveals how profoundly they have been moved by the thoughts of Frantz Fanon."Boston Globe

"Have the courage to read this book."–Jean-Paul Sartre

"This century's most compelling theorist of racism and colonialism."–Angela Davis

"The value of The Wretched of the Earth [lies] in its relation to direct experience, in the perspective of the Algerian revolution . . . Fanon forces his readers to see the Algerian revolution–and by analogy other contemporary revolutions–from the viewpoint of the rebels."–Conor Cruise O'Brien, Nation

"The Wretched of the Earth is an explosion."–Emile Capouya, Saturday Review

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ISBN-10: 0802158633
ISBN-13: 9780802158635
Publisher: Grove Press
Publish Date: 10/19/2021
Dimensions: 8.11" L, 5.43" W, 0.94" H
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