Frantz Fanon

Frantz Fanon (1925 - 1961)

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Frantz Fanon
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Died in Bethesda, Maryland, USAmap
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Frantz was born in 1925. He passed away in 1961.

His father was a customs agent, Félix Casimir Fanon, descended from African slaves and indentured Indians. His mother, Eléanore Médélice, was of black Martinician and white Alsatian descent and worked as a shopkeeper.

Frantz Fanon was an Afro-Caribbean psychiatrist, philosopher, revolutionary, and writer whose works influenced the fields of post-colonial studies, critical theory, and Marxism. Fanon was a political radical, Pan-Africanist, and Marxist humanist concerned with the psychopathology of colonization and the need for decolonization.

He fought in the Algerian War of Liberation but was diagnosed with leukemia. The CIA flew him to Bethesda for treatment and he died there. He is buried in Ain Kerma, Algeria.

Books: Black Skin, White Masks (1952); A Dying Colonialism (1959); The Wretched of the Earth (1961); Toward the African Revolution (1964)

Famous quote: "For the colonized person, objectivity is always directed against him." (The Wretched of the Earth)


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