By Frantz Fanon

ISBN-10: 0745328482

ISBN-13: 9780745328485

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No one has asked me for it. Especially those to whom it is directed. Well? Well, I reply quite calmly that there are too many idiots in this world. And having said it, I have the burden of proving it. Toward a new humanism. . Understanding among men. . Our colored brothers. . Mankind, I believe in you. . Race prejudice. . To understand and to love. . From all sides dozens and hundreds of pages assail me and try to impose their wills on me. But a single line would be enough. Supply a single answer and the color problem would be stripped of all its importance.

They return literally full of themselves. 4. Léon-G. , Anthologie de la nouvetie poésie nègre et malgache (Paris, Presses Universitaires de France, 1948), pp. 15–17. Fanon 01 text 10 4/7/08 14:16:37 TH E NEGRO A ND LA NGU AGE 11 Yes, I must take great pains with my speech, because I shall be more or less judged by it. ” In any group of young men in the Antilles, the one who expresses himself well, who has mastered the language, is inordinately feared; keep an eye on that one, he is almost white.

I demand that notice be taken of my negating activity—in so far as I pursue something other than life ... I occupied space. I moved towards the other ... and the evanescent other, hostile but not opaque, transparent, not there, disappeared. Nausea. From that overwhelming emptiness of nausea Fanon makes his answer: the black man wants the objectifying confrontation with otherness; in the colonial psyche there is an unconscious disavowal of the negating, splitting moment of desire. The place of the Other must not be imaged as Fanon sometimes suggests as a fixed phenomenological point, opposed to the self, that represents a culturally alien consciousness.

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