Frantz Fanon

Living Fanon: Global Perspectives

Living Fanon

Frantz Fanon has influenced generations of activists and scholars. His life's work continues to be debated and discussed around the world. This book is an event: an international, interdisciplinary collection of debates and interventions by leading scholars and intellectuals from Africa, Europe and the United States.

Fanon’s Dialectic of Experience

Fanon’s Dialectic of Experience

Ato Sekyi-Otu's Fanon’s Dialectic of Experience invites us to see Fanon as a dramatist enacting a movement of experience—the drama of social agents in the colonial context and its aftermath.

What Fanon Said: A philosophical introduction to his life and thought

What Fanon Said

Lewis R. Gordon offers a portrait of Martinican-turned-Algerian revolutionary psychiatrist and philosopher Frantz Fanon as an exemplar of “living thought” against forms of reason marked by colonialism and racism.

Frantz Fanon, Psychiatry and Politics

Frantz Fanon, Psychiatry and Politics

An analysis of Frantz Fanon's psychiatric writings by Nigel C. Gibson and Roberto Beneduce.

Fanonian Practices in South Africa: From Steve Biko to Abahlali baseMjondolo

Fanonian Practices in South Africa: From Steve Biko to Abahlali baseMjondolo

Written by a leading Fanon scholar, and with an acute philosophical intelligence, Fanonian Practices in South Africa is a sophisticated attempt to examine post-apartheid South Africa through the emancipatory lens of Frantz Fanon’s revolutionary humanism.

Fanon: The Postcolonial Imagination

Fanon: The postcolonial imagination

This book is an excellent introduction to the ideas and legacy of Fanon. Gibson explores Fanon as a truly complex character in the context of his time and beyond. He argues that for Fanon, theory has a practical task to help change the world. Thus Fanon’s “untidy dialectic,” Gibson contends, is a philosophy of liberation that includes cultural and historical issues and visions of a future society. In a profoundly political sense, Gibson asks us to reevaluate Fanon’s contribution as a critic of modernity and reassess in a new light notions of consciousness, humanism, and social change.

Reflections on Pan-Africanism

Transcript of speech given on November 20, 1973. James discusses George Padmore's break with the USSR, Jomo Kenyatta, Kwame Nkrumah, Julius Nyerere and other figures.

Black Consciousness 1977-1987: The dialectics of liberation in South Africa

AZAPO militants in the 80s

Article on the Black Consciousness movement by Nigel Gibson from 1988.

The Wretched of the Earth - Frantz Fanon

The Wretched of the Earth book covers

Written at the height of the Algerian war for independence from French colonial rule and first published in 1961, it analyses the role of class, race, national culture and violence in the struggle for freedom. Fanon, himself a psychotherapist, makes clear the economic and psychological degradation inflicted by imperialism.

Black Skin, White Masks - Frantz Fanon

A psychological study of the effects of the concept of race and racism on black minorities in white majority societies.