n Acta Academica - Romanticism reconsidered : Fanon, reciprocity and revolution (on Fanon's ninetieth birthday)

Volume 47, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0587-2405


A romantic figure of "Third World" revolution and Black liberation, Frantz Fanon is often considered an advocate of violence as liberation therapy. Questioning the idea of Fanon as a romantic with an set of ideas that he simply applied to new situations, I discuss the importance of contextualising Fanon's work historically and dialectically. In addition, I am interested in how Fanon's psychiatry papers, written while he was practising as a doctor in North Africa, provide another terrain to help elucidate Fanon's active involvement as a situational critique.

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