Franz Fanon
Franz Fanon
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Frantz Fanon
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Fanon, Frantz (

Frantz Fanon ( With links to works.

Frantz Fanon (Marxists Internet Archive). Biography – Works – Further Readings (incl. Sartre’s preface from 1961).

Fanonism (pdf) (Historical-critical dictionary of Marxism). By William W. Hansen (Historical Materialism, Vol.19, No.2, 2011, p.175-182; online at Berliner Institut für Kritische Theorie)
Contents: Biography – Theory of Violence – Nationalism and the culture of liberation – Fanon and Marxism – ‘Race’ and ‘class’ – Social analysis – Revolution, party, democracy – The woman question – Bibliography.

The Frantz Fanon Blog: Reading Frantz Fanon in Grahamstown, South Africa. “This blog contains resources directly related to Frantz Fanon’s life and work, the secondary literature on Fanon and other resources useful for engaging Fanon’s ideas here and now.”

Frantz Fanon: An Introduction (Part 1) (, 8:59 min.)

Frantz Fanon: An Introduction (Part 2) (, 8:40 min.)


På skandinavisk:

Hinsides kolonialismen – en kort introduktion til Frantz Fanons liv og tænkning. Af Mikkel Flohr (Friktion: Magasin for Køn, Krop og Kultur, 1. oktober 2016)
“Hans indsigtsfulde analyse af den koloniale racisme og dens dehumaniserende effekter, og særligt hans skånselsløse kritik af kolonialismen tjente som inspiration for mange af den tredje verdens befrielsesbevægelser, såvel som den senere post-koloniale tænkning.”

Introduktion til Frantz Fanons kolonialismekritik. Af Sophia Wathne (Friktion: Magasin for Køn, Krop og Kultur, 1. oktober 2016)
“Fanons tænkning har inspireret politiske bevægelser, som kæmper imod forskellige former for undertrykkelse, fra Palæstina til de amerikanske sydstater.”

Frantz Fanon – den koloniala frigörelsens uttolkare (pdf). Av Per-Olof Mattsson (Röda Rummet, 1/2007, s.8-12, temanummer: Kolonialvåld). Scroll ned.
“Frantz Fanons bok Jordens fördömda blev en väckarklocka i början av
1960-talet. Den satte fingret på kolonialismens djupgående inverkan på
stora delar av världen och gav en förklaring till varför befrielsekampen på
många håll blev så våldsam.”

Remembering Frantz Fanon
Remembering Frantz Fanon

In English:

Frantz Fanon and problems of independence (1963). By Nguyen Nghe (Viewpoint Magazine, Issue 6, February 2018). “Khac Vien [under the pseudonym Nguyen Nghe] approaches Wretched of the Earth from the perspective of the people’s war in Vietnam, and reads the text as a condensation of the experience of the Algerian Revolution, complicating certain entrenched understandings of Fanon’s thought.”

Forgetting Fanon, remembering Fanon (Verso, Blog, 20 July 2017). “In this extract from Fanon: A Biography, David Macey explores the afterlives of Fanon’s thought.”

A revolutionary lifeline: Teaching Fanon in a postcolonial world. By Sara Salem (Historical Materialism, Blog, 16 August 2017). “In this piece, I want to first discuss the politics around teaching Fanon in today’s postcolonial world, and in particular in a post-Brexit Britain.”

Frantz Fanon: Decolonisation through revolution. By Chris Newlove (International Socialism, Issue 154, Spring 2017, p.169-178). Review of books by Peter Hudis, Lewis R Gordon and Leo Zeilig: “The last few years have seen a renewed interest among activists and within academia in the life and work of Frantz Fanon … All three books skilfully mix details of Fanon’s life with his central ideas.”

Where life is seized. By Adam Shatz (London Review of Books, Vol.39, No.2, 19 January 2017). Review of Frantz Fanon, Écrits sur l’aliénation et la liberté by Frantz Fanon, edited by Robert Young and Jean Khalfa (La Découverte, 2015, 688 p.)
“The pursuit of freedom lies at the heart of [the] immense new volume of Fanon’s uncollected writings that includes his youthful literary efforts, psychiatric notes and papers, articles on Algeria and Third World liberation struggles and correspondence …”

Frantz Fanon. By Shane Hopkinson (Marx & Philosophy Review of Books, 19 December 2016). Review of Lewis R Gordon, What Fanon Said: A Philosophical Introduction to his Life and Thought (Hurst & Company, 2015, 216 p.) + Peter Hudis, Frantz Fanon: Philosopher of the Barricades (Pluto Press, 2015, 176 p.) + Leo Zeilig, Frantz Fanon: The Militant Philosopher of Third World Liberation (I.B. Taurus, 2016, 296 p.)
“Each of the three books follow Fanon’s life and work in chronological order, each with a different focus, but all are concerned with making Fanon relevant to contemporary social struggles.”

Why Frantz Fanon’s call to rise against racism still resonates today (Socialist Worker, Issue 2516, 14 August 2016). “Frantz Fanon was a giant of the fight against colonialism. Chris Newlove hails a revival of his ideas””and argues for taking them further, not letting academia tone them down.”

Frantz Fanon: Toward a Revolutionary Humanism. By Karthick Ram Manoharan (Marx & Philosophy Review of Books, 24 March 2016). Review of Christopher J. Lee’s book (Ohio University Press, 2015, 264 p.). “Lee provides a whirlwind tour of Fanon’s life, ideas and context.”

Militant Philosopher of Third World Liberation. By Trevor Ngwane (Review of African Political Economy, 11 December 2015). Review of Leo Zeilig’s book (I.B. Tauris, 2015, 296 p.). “This book is also a subtle and sympathetic engagement with Fanon’s life project: decolonisation and the plight of the national liberation movement in Africa.”

Frantz Fanon for our times: Reflections on Peter Hudis’s biography of Fanon. By Tithi Bhattacharya (The International Marxist-Humanist, November 11, 2015). Review of Peter Hudis, Frantz Fanon: Philosopher of the Barricades (Pluto Press, 2015, 176 p.)
“Peter Hudis has written a wonderful biography of Frantz Fanon.”
See also Peter Hudis: Frantz Fanon: race, class, and a new humanism (The International Marxist-Humanist, October 19, 2015)

Frantz Fanon: The militant philosopher of third world liberation (RS21: Revolutionary Socialism in the 21st Century, October 25, 2015). “Leo Zeilig’s biography of Frantz Fanon is out on 5 November. Here are a few teasers from the book with introductions by the author.”

What Fanon Said. By Kulsoom Mall (Socialist Review (Issue 406, October 2015). Review of Lewis R Gordon, What Fanon Said: A Philosophical Introduction to His Life and Thought (Hurst, 2015, 216 p.). “Gordon has contextualised Fanon’s words in an impressive analysis of his texts in relation to other thinkers and critics.”

Essay: We all can’t breathe’: reflections on Marx’s humanism and Fanon. By Mohammed Elnaiem (News & Letters, January-February 2015). “Estrangement in capitalism stems from appropriated labor, the denial of human autonomy; estrangement in racism stems from the denial of human autonomy by dehumanization …”

CLR James, Frantz Fanon and the meaning of liberation. By Kenan Malik (Pandaemonium, April 16, 2012). “One figure stood at the crossroads, looking back towards the universalist ideals of L’Ouverture and James and forward to the separatist visions that were to dominate. Frantz Fanon was a psychiatrist, philosopher and revolutionary who wrote two works that, perhaps more than any others, came to shape anti-colonial movements.”

Pitfalls and radical mutations: Frantz Fanon’s revolutionary life. By Leo Zeilig (International Socialism, Issue 134, Spring 2012, p.141-166). “Despite the scope of Fanon’s work this article will limit itself to a general introduction to the main contours of his life and work. Modestly it aims to provoke further curiosity and investigation.”

Journal of Pan African Studies, JPAS (Vol.4, No.7, 2011)
Theme: Veneration and Struggle: Commemorating Frantz Fanon:

  • The 50th Anniversary of Fanon: Culture, Consciousness and Praxis,
    by Kurt B. Young.
  • Part I: Philosophical and Theoretical Perspectives
  • Part II: Fanon as Praxis
  • Part III: Literary Reflections on Fanon
  • Part IV: Fanon and African Unity

Frantz Fanon’s struggle (Socialist Worker, Issue 2283, 17 December 2011). “Leo Zeilig looks back at the life and work of Frantz Fanon, the author, psychiatrist and anti-colonial revolutionary, died 50 years ago, and interviews some of those who knew him.”

Champion of the Wretched (Socialist Review, Issue 364, December 2011). “Leo Zeilig looks back at Fanon’s extraordinary life and the lessons his groundbreaking work has for us today.”

Frantz Fanon fifty year years later. By Richard Pithouse (CounterPunch, December 9-11, 2011). “Fifty years after Fanon’s death there are all kinds of ways in which his work speaks directly and with tremendous illuminating power to the current situation in South Africa. One of the many aspects of our situation to which we can summon Fanon’s illumination is the need for us to affirm a politics of ordinary women and men, against Thermidor.”

The legacy of Frantz Fanon. By Sheila McGregor (Socialist Worker, Issue 2052, 26 May 2007). “Colonisation was a violent process that destroyed old ways of life and robbed the colonised of their means to live with dignity. Fanon argued against those who believed in limiting struggle to non-violent protest. A violent colonial power could only be broken by violent means, he said … However, other aspects of Fanon’s views on violence are more problematic.”

Frantz Fanon and the construction of the colonial subject: defining ”˜The Enemy’ in the Iraq War. By Daniel Egan (Socialism and Democracy, Vol.21, No.3, November 2007). “Fanon’s theorization of global capitalism as both a racial and a class system is especially valuable for understanding the Iraq war in all its complexity. His theory’s grounding in the Algerian national liberation struggle4 gives it added relevance.”

Africana Critical Theory: Reconstructing the Black Radical Tradition, from W. E. B. Du Bois and C. L. R. James to Frantz Fanon and Amilcar Cabral (pdf). By Reiland Rabaka (Lexington Book, 2007, 430 p.). Chapter 5: Frantz Fanon: Revolutionizing the Wretched of the Earth, radicalizing the discourse on decolonization (p.165-226). Scroll down.

Frantz Fanon & the post-colonial imagination. By Richard Pithouse (The Sunday Independent, Johannesburg, 2003; online at Review of Nigel Gibson, Frantz Fanon: The Postcolonial Imagination (Polity Press, 2003)

Franz Fanon – A life. By Ciaran Mulholland (, 30 April 2002). Review of David Macey’s book (Granta Books, 2000)

Frantz Fanon and Marxist-Humanism. By David Black (Hobgoblin, Issue 3, 2002). Review of Nigel C Gibson (ed.), Rethinking Fanon: the Continuing Dialogue (Humanity Press, 1999)

Remembering Fanon (pdf). By John Alan (News & Letters, August-September 2001). Review of David Macey, Frantz Fanon: A Biography (Granta Books, 2001)

40 years since Fanon’s Dying Colonialism (pdf). By Lou Turner (News & Letters, vol. 44, No. 10, December 1999). “It’s been 40 years since Frantz Fanon’s second and perhaps least examined work, A Dying Colonialism, was published and immediately banned by France’s colonial-imperialist government of Charles de Gaulle.”

“Fanon and the revolutionary class” (1979). Chapter 2 in Immanuel Wallerstein: The Essential Wallerstein (pdf) (The New Press, 2000, p.14-32). “I felt it necessary to elucidate Fanon’s position which seemed to me more on the mark than that of his critics.” Scroll down.

Frantz Fanon and the ‘Lumpenproletariat’. By Peter Worsley (The Socialist Register, 1972, p.193-230). “… his views on violence and on the revolutionary potential of the lumpenproletariat, which I discuss below, reopened issues which had not received much attention since the era of Bakunin. He acquired most of his intellectual stock of ideas, however, from two well-developed traditions with which, as a French colonial subject, he inevitably came into contact : the tradition of Black protest in the form of nLgritude, and the existentialist and Marxist traditions.”

The rebel’s weapon (1961). By Jean-Paul Sartre (Socialist Review, Issue 290, November 2004). Extracts from the introduction to Fanon’s book The Wretched of the Earth. See Sartre’s full preface at Marxists Internet Archive.



  • Frantz Fanon. Af David Caute (Gyldendals Uglebøger, 1970, 106 sider)
  • Fordømte her på jorden. Af Frantz Fanon. Forord af Jean-Paul Sartre (Rhodos, 1966, 214 sider)
  • Racisme og kultur. Af Frantz Fanon (Sirius, 1967, 92 sider)

Se også

An Introduction to Frantz Fanon’s Black Skin White Masks- A Macat Sociology Analysis (, 3:19 min)

Black Skin, White Masks by Frantz Fanon, is a sociological study of the psychology of the racism and dehumanisation inherent in situations of colonial domination.

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Emneord: panafrika, afrikanisme, psykiatri, frihedskamp, kolonialisme, befrielseskamp, fanonisme, racisme, antikolonialisme,

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