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Frantz Fanon, Pelle nera, maschere bianche (1952)

Jean-Paul Sartre, in Riflessioni sulla questione ebraica, scrive: « si sono lasciati avvelenare da una determinata rappresentazione che gli altri hanno di loro e vivono nel timore che i loro atti vi si conformino. 467 more words


Small theory: the afterlife of a blog post (Week 3, Day 2)

Life-writing is a form of theorizing for the minority writer. It isn’t accidental that texts like Sara Suleri’s Meatless Days, CLR James’ Beyond a Boundary… 833 more words

November 2015

16 November 2015. A Point to Ponder from Frantz Fanon... DO NOT ARGUE WITH FANATICS...


Do NOT argue with know-alls, fanatics, true believers, or the messianic. You’ll not only get nowhere, you might actually WORSEN the situation. Sometimes, the only thing that a decent person of good-sense can do is to let the idiots ramble on. 91 more words


Frantz Fanon for Our Times: Reflections on Peter Hudis’ Biography of Fanon

Tithi Bhattacharya writes on Peter Hudis’ new biography of Frantz Fanon.

‘To Peter we owe a particular gratitude.  He did not write a simple narrative biography of Fanon— that would have been a historicist exercise in which the past of Fanon would connect seamlessly to our present and we ‘draw lessons’ from it. 1,373 more words


Historical Agency

Overnight the Negro has been given two frames of reference within which he has had to place himself. His metaphysics, or, less pretentiously, his customs and the sources on which they were based, were wiped out because they were in conflict with a civilization that he did not know and that imposed itself on him. 1,042 more words