Franz Fanon: The Psychopathology of Colonization

“Two centuries ago, a former European colony decided to catch up with Europe. It succeeded so well that the United States of America became a monster, in which the taints, the sickness and the inhumanity of Europe have grown to appalling dimensions”

― Frantz Fanon

“Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong. When they are presented with evidence that works against that belief, the new evidence cannot be accepted. It would create a feeling that is extremely uncomfortable, called cognitive dissonance. And because it is so important to protect the core belief, they will rationalize, ignore and even deny anything that doesn’t fit in with the core belief.”

― Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks

“I am black; I am in total fusion with the world, in sympathetic affinity with the earth, losing my id in the heart of the cosmos — and the white man, however intelligent he may be, is incapable of understanding Louis Armstrong or songs from the Congo. I am black, not because of a curse, but because my skin has been able to capture all the cosmic effluvia. I am truly a drop of sun under the earth.”

― Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks

“Imperialism leaves behind germs of rot which we must clinically detect and remove from our land but from our minds as well.”

― Frantz Fanon

“When we revolt it’s not for a particular culture. We revolt simply because, for many reasons, we can no longer breathe”

― Frantz Fanon

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Thinking Fanon: 50 Years Later
Resistance And Revolution: Fanon’s Legacy
Franz Fanon: Black Skin White Mask
Franz Fanon: Black Skin White Mask – pdf
Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon – pdf
The Vision of Fanon by Mumia Abu-Jamal

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