Monday, 4 July 2011

Frantz Fanon & the Dialectic of Solidarity

by Richard Pithouse

The idea of dialectical praxis runs through out this project. E. P. Thompson writes that "dialectics was rudely snatched out of our grasp and made into the plaything of scholasticism" (2001:451). The aim here is snatch it back and to assert dialectical philosophy as the living logic of revolt. For this reason the fifth and final chapter seeks to develop an argument about what it might mean to take Fanon seriously in contemporary South Africa. The arguments developed here owe much to the activist and Africanist readings of Fanon by Ato Sekyi-Otu and Nigel Gibson and argue for an intellectual praxis of transformative dialogical engagement within nodes of militant resistance.

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