Frantz Fanon


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Frantz Fanon (July 20, 1925 – December 6, 1961) was a Martinique-born French-Algerian psychiatrist, philosopher, revolutionary and writer whose work is influential in the fields of post-colonial studies, critical theory and Marxism. Fanon is known as a radical existential humanist thinker on the issue of decolonization and the psychopathology of colonization.

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  • ''Fervor is the weapon of choice of the impotent.''
    Frantz Fanon (1925-1961), Martiniquan psychiatrist, philosopher, political activist. Black Skins, White Masks, introduction (1952, trans. 1967).
  • ''However painful it may be for me to accept this conclusion, I am obliged to state it: for the black man there is only one destiny. And it is white.''
    Frantz Fanon (1925-1961), Martiniquan psychiatrist, philosopher, political activist. Black Skins, White Masks, introduction (1952, trans. 1967).
  • ''There is a point at which methods devour themselves.''
    Frantz Fanon (1925-1961), Martiniquan psychiatrist, philosopher, political activist. Introduction, Black Skins, White Masks (1952, trans. 1967).
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