Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Rescuing Fanon from the Critics

by Tony Martin, 1970

My real interest in Fanon dates from a night in August 1967 when, together with a couple hundred West Indian students in London, we converged on our Students' Center to listen to a lecture delivered by Stokely Carmichael. One or two of us in the audience had even been at primary school with him in Trinidad, though he probably didn't suspect it. "Can't you remember him?" asked an old classmate of mine, trying to jolt my memory. "He was always fighting!"

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