By Pramod Nayar
Published November 16th 2012 by Routledge – 162 pages
Series: Routledge Critical Thinkers
Frantz Fanon has established a position as a leading anticolonial thinker, through key texts such as Black Skin, White Masks and The Wretched of the Earth. He has influenced the work of thinkers from Edward Said and Homi Bhabha to Paul Gilroy, but his complex work is often misinterpreted as an apology for violence.
This clear, student-friendly guidebook considers Fanon’s key texts and theories, looking at:
Introducing the work of this controversial theorist, Pramod K. Nayar also offers alternative readings, charting Fanon’s influence on postcolonial studies, literary criticism and cultural studies.
Acknowledgements Beginning Fanon Life and Contexts 1. Race and Psychoanalysis 2. On Violence 3. Decolonization 4. A New Humanism? Further Fanon
Pramod K. Nayar teaches English at the University of Hyderabad, India.