Fanon, Frantz

   psychiatrist, political theorist
   Frantz Fanon, whose analysis of colonialism places him among the leading revolutionary thinkers of the modern era, was born in Fort-de-France, Martinique. During World War II he served with the Free French forces in North Africa and France, then studied psychiatry in lyon. Appointed chief psychiatrist at the hospital in Blida, Algeria, he studied the phenomenon of depersonalization in the population in relation to the colonial situation. At that time, he also supported the Algerian revolution. Expelled from Algeria, he went to Tunis, Tunisia, where he continued his medical work and political activities, especially with the National Liberation Front, and served as diplomatic representative of the provisional government of the Algerian Republic. Fanon was influenced by the writings of ALBERT CAMUS and JEAN-PAUL SARTRE,as well as by those of Karl Marx and G. w. F. Hegel. His own sociological and political analysis of colonialism and the dangers of neocolonialism emphasizes the struggle for liberation in all Africa and the specificity of the revolution in countries of the Third world. He was also a guiding figure in the American black liberation movement, in particular in the formation of the Black Panther Party. Fanon's principal writings include Peau noire, masques blancs (1952); L'An Vde la révolution algérienne (1959; Les Damnés de la terre (1961), his best-known work; and Pour la révolution africaine (1969).

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