Wednesday, 2 May 2012

An irrepressible openness to the universal:

I am speaking of the irrepressible presence in Fanon’s critical vision of an openness to the universal: its demand for the resumption by the colonized subject of the “universality inherent in the human condition”; its insistence that “there will be an authentic disalienation only to the degree to which things, in the most materialistic meaning of the word, will have been restored to their proper places; and, consequently, its proleptic narration of the story of the “colonial world” from the standpoint of a vision of “human things”.

-Ato Skeyi-Otu, Fanon’s Dialectic of Experience, 1996