Frantz Fanon

 
SA’s road to freedom is stalked by death
SA’s road to freedom is stalked by death
The political assassination is not a phenomenon that is restricted to KwaZulu-Natal. But there is no doubt that it is overwhelmingly concentrated...
The liberal licence 
to kill
The liberal licence 
to kill
From the Epic of Gilgamesh to The Iliad, the Vedas and the Old Testament, the memory of our deep past is, among other things, a catalogue of...
Urban land question is also urgent
Urban land question is also urgent
The opening pages of Frantz Fanon’s The Damned of the Earth offer a searing account of the city under settler colonialism. It is “a...
Into the heart of white suburbia and the fear of the black body
Into the heart of white suburbia and the fear of the black body
The Peppettas were the fifth black family to move into Bluewater Bay in Port Elizabeth. This fact came to my parents by way of a “maid” who...
‘She was right to regard me with contempt’
‘She was right to regard me with contempt’
Pablo Neruda wrote in green ink, usually on a rough-hewn wooden table. From unremarkable provincial origins in Temuco, “the farthest outpost ...
Some of my best friends are
Some of my best friends are
I’ve had a best friend since I was four years old. I count this as one of my life’s greatest achievements.
Psychology in the metacolony
Psychology in the metacolony
The emergence and growth of psychology as a discipline took place not only at a time of social change and conflict in Europe but also while...
Blackness in a white world
Blackness in a white world
Over the past few centuries, commonly referred to as an era of modernity, there has been a single story about European colonisation of Latin...
Frantz Fanon's legacy is powerfully deep-rooted, extensive and yet often misinterpreted
Frantz Fanon's legacy is powerfully deep-rooted, extensive and yet often misinterpreted
Many people spoke well that day. Delegates had come from across the African continent to independent Ghana for the All-African Peoples’ Conference in 1958. Most...
Violence: What Fanon really said
Violence: What Fanon really said
If there’s a philosopher of the moment it is, by some distance, Frantz Fanon. This is not surprising given that Fanon offers compelling accounts of...
Lewis R Gordon on Frantz Fanon and the art of embodying blackness
Lewis R Gordon on Frantz Fanon and the art of embodying blackness
The animating spirit of Frantz Fanon was much in evidence at the recent M&G Literary Festival. Now, from one of the panellists at the...

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