Frantz Omar Fanon was born July 20, 1925, in the Caribbean nation of Martinique. A revolutionary who was a member of the FLN fighting against the French in the Algerian war, Fanon was also a psychologist and political theorist whose influence on generations of anti-colonial revolutionaries cannot be understated, with figures ranging from Malcolm X, to Steve Biko, and Che Guevara counting him among their influences.
He died on December 6, 1961 of Leukemia.
Fanon was a powerful writer, whose books "Wretched of the Earth" and "Black Skin, White Masks" discussed the implications of colonialism on the human psyche, and the material conditions and practices that would lead to the self-liberation of colonized peoples.
TeleSUR explores the power of his thought through quotes and photos from Fanon's life, and Algeria's struggle for independence from France.
Nadja sagt: In der DDR wurde Frantz Fanon kaum erwähnt, schon gar keine ideologische Autorität.