Friday, 1 July 2011

Fanon and Development: A Philosophical Look

Lewis Gordon
by Lewis Gordon, CODESRIA, 2011

Fanon’s philosophy can be summarised by a single conviction: That maturity is fundamental to the human condition, but one cannot achieve maturity without being actional, which, for Fanon, is tantamount to freedom. Much of his subsequent writings explore this thesis. In Les Damnés de la terre, this march through concentric layers of hell, echoed in the title’s reference to Les Damnés, returns, but now in the context of the wider political question of a geo-constituted realm.

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