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Friday, July 3 • 11:30am - 1:00pm
The politics of Frantz Fanon: A Marxist appraisal

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Born in French Martinique and buried in Algeria, Frantz Fanon was a psychiatrist who probed the social roots of psychological problems; a militant anti-racist who argued that racism disfigured both whites and blacks; a revolutionary anti-colonialist who denounced nationalism; and a pan-Africanist who rejected Negritude. Fanon has been variously derided as an apostle of violence and celebrated as a visionary third-worldist. Recovering Fanon from these interpretations, this talk will explore the many insights that his work offers for a Marxist understanding of colonialism and racism, while critically examining the reasons why Fanon insisted that Marxism “needs to be stretched” in the colonies.

Recommended Books Available in the Haymarket Room:
Frantz Fanon: A Portrait by Alice Cherki
Black Skin, White Masks by Frantz Fanon
A Dying Colonialism by Frantz Fanon
Toward the African Revolution by Frantz Fanon
The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon
Frantz Fanon: A Biography by David Macey

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Nagesh Rao

Nagesh Rao is a Lecturer at Colgate University.

Friday July 3, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm
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