The Wretched of the Earth | Biography
"What was the point of fighting if nothing was really destined to change?"
In this international classic, Frantz Fanon examines the traumatic effects of colonisation on the colonised. He explains the consequences of a decolonising struggle on individuals and on the nation as a whole as he explores class, race, violence, culture – and freedom. His thought has become freshly topical in South Africa in recent years. A major influence on human rights and liberation struggles around the world, The Wretched of the Earth is particularly current and compelling for South Africans today.
'One of Fanon’s major contributions was a recognition of the tensions that would emerge between the African elite and the working people at the moment of freedom as they each sought to define their identities and find their place in the post-colonial world.' - Xolela Mangcu
'This book is the most influential force that moved the #Fallist generation to take action. It is a must-read for all of us in South Africa today!' - Chumani Maxwele