Frantz Fanon: Toward a Revolutionary Humanism (Ohio Short Histories of Africa)

Frantz Fanon: Toward a Revolutionary Humanism (Ohio Short Histories of Africa)

Christopher J. Lee


Psychiatrist, thinker, and progressive, Frantz Fanon is among the most vital intellectuals of the 20 th century. He offered strong opinions of racism, colonialism, and nationalism in his vintage books, Black epidermis, White Masks (1952) and The Wretched of the Earth (1961). This biography reintroduces Fanon for a brand new iteration of readers, revisiting those enduring topics whereas additionally arguing for these much less appreciated--namely, his anti-Manichean sensibility and his own ethic of radical empathy, either one of which underpinned his utopian imaginative and prescient of a brand new humanism. Written with readability and keenness, Christopher J. Lee's account eventually argues for the pragmatic idealism of Frantz Fanon and his persevered value today.

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