This is an excerpt from Frantz Fanon: The Wretched of the Earth, 1961, Chapter 3. HISTORY teaches us clearly that the battle against colonialism does not run straight away along the lines of nationalism. For a very long time the native devotes his energies to ending certain definite abuses: forced labour, corporal punishment, inequality of salaries, […]

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Speech by Frantz Fanon at the Congress of Black African Writers, 1959 Source: Reproduced from Wretched of the Earth (1959) publ. Pelican. Speech to Congress of Black African Writers. Here is the text: Colonial domination, because it is total and tends to over-simplify, very soon manages to disrupt in spectacular fashion the cultural life of […]

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