Tag Archives: Frantz Fanon

On National Culture

“We should not therefore be content to delve into people’s past to find concrete examples to counter colonialism’s endeavor to distort and depreciate. We must work and struggle in step with the people so as to shape the future and … Continue reading

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Relationships with the Past in Petals of Blood

Petals of Blood has led me to consider how Munira and characters in general position themselves in relation to the past and future. I’ve mostly been drawn to Munira’s relationship with Ilmorog as well as his behavior in the present-day … Continue reading

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Western Religion in Colonial and Postcolonial Life

I wanted to address a secondary feature of Fanon’s chapter “On Violence” from The Wretched of the Earth, namely the role of religion and religious language in the process of decolonization and the postcolonial life (which will potentially feature in … Continue reading

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“The militant philosopher of Third World liberation”

A little something about our man Frantz that popped up on my FB feed today. The militant philosopher of Third World liberation

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Fanon and Externality

In his chapter “On National Culture,” Fanon argues that it is only through the formation of a liberated nation that national culture can be constructed. Or, to be more precise, it is the very act of liberation (and the violent … Continue reading

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Fanon and the use of violence

           Frantz Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth is a provocative discourse on decolonization, revolution, and national culture which takes a deliberately Marxist worldview. I found this work to be an incredibly interesting, yet discomforting read. The … Continue reading

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