FRANTZ FANON, towards a revolutionary humanism

: Lee (C.)

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232pp., illus., maps, paperback, Reprint, Johannesburg, (2015) 2021

First published in the USA in 2015.

An introduction to the life, work and ongoing influence of psychiatrist, philosopher, and revolutionary Frantz Fanon (1925-1961), the author of Black Skin, White Masks(1952) and The Wretched of the Earth (1961).

 “Lee’s marvelous and careful biographical study is now the go-to book for those seeking to understand Frantz Fanon in his historical and intellectual context. It is, simply put, synthesis and analysis at their best.” James Le Sueur, author of Uncivil War: intellectuals and identity politics during the decolonization of Algeria

“Christopher Lee has written a delightfully compelling introduction to Frantz Fanon. Well-researched and thoroughly grounded, Lee’s study admirably situates Fanon in the broadest historical context, while subtly explaining Fanon’s powerful legacy today. This book taught me many things, revealing in intriguing ways the works of a black thinker from Martinique who so passionately embraced the Algerian Revolution, and so ardently desired to be embraced by it.” Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Harvard University

Christopher J. Lee lectures in the Department of International Relations at the University of the Witwatersrand. He previously taught at Stanford, Harvard, and Dalhousie Universities and at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is the author of Unreasonable Histories: nativism, multiracial lives, and the genealogical imagination in British Africa and the editor of Making a World after Empire: the Bandung moment and Its political afterlives.