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Frantz Fanon: Combat Breathing

Nigel C. Gibson

Revolutionary humanist and radical psychiatrist Frantz Fanon was one of the greatest Black thinkers of the twentieth century. Born in Martinique and known for his involvement in the Algerian liberation movement, his seminal books Black Skin, White Masks and The Wretched of the Earth are widely considered to be cornerstones of anti-colonial and anti-racist thought.

In this essential introduction to Fanon's remarkable life and philosophy, Nigel C. Gibson argues that Fanon's oeuvre is essential to thinking about race today. Connecting Fanon's writing, psychiatric practice, and lived experience in the Caribbean, France, and Africa, Gibson reveals (with startling clarity) his philosophical commitments and the vision of revolution that he stood for. Despite his untimely death, the revolutionary pulse of Fanon's ideas has continued to beat ever more strongly in the consciousness of successive revolutionary generations, from the Black Panthers and the Black Power to Black Lives Matter.

As Fanon's thought comes alive to new activists thinking about their mission to "humanize the world," Gibson reminds us that that Fanon's revolutionary humanism is fundamental to all forms of anti-colonial struggle, including our own.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Polity Press
  • Publish Date: Jun 25th, 2024
  • Pages: 356
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9781509548750
  • Categories: PoliticalBlack Studies (Global)

About the Author

Nigel C. Gibson is Professor of African Studies at Emerson College, Boston, and an expert in the fields of Africana thought and postcolonialism. He is recognized as one of the leading scholars on Frantz Fanon and has authored numerous books on Fanon's thought.
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