Frantz Fanon

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The work of the psychiatrist and Algerian National Liberation Front activist Frantz Fanon, born in Martinique in 1925, brings together Marxism, psychoanalysis, philosophy and sociological critique in a refusal of colonial stereotypes, a socio-economic analysis of the conditions of colonialism, and an articulation of the psychological experience of the colonized. Born under French colonialism in the Caribbean and taught at high school by the liberation poet Aimé Césaire, Fanon enlisted to fight for the French in the Second World War and later studied medicine in France, qualifying as a psychiatrist in 1951. In 1953, he was assigned to an Algerian hospital, where he worked during the early years of the war of independence (1954 - 1961) a…

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Citation:
Childs, Peter. "Frantz Fanon". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 11 March 2008
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