Seyed Javad Miri and I are pleased to announce that our new co-edited volume, Frantz Fanon and Emancipatory Social Theory: A View from the Wretched, is scheduled to be released in September of 2019 by Brill. Book Information Here
In this book we bring together a collection of essays by a variety of scholars who explore the lasting influence of Frantz Fanon, psychiatrist, revolutionary, and social theorist. Fanon’s work not only gave voice to the “wretched” in the Algerian War of Independence (1954-1962), but also shaped the radical resistance to colonialism, empire, and racism throughout much of the world. His seminal works, such as Black Skin, White Masks, and The Wretched of the Earth, were read by The Black Panther Party in the United States, anti-imperialists in Africa and Asia, and anti-monarchist revolutionaries in the Middle East. Today, many revolutionaries and scholars have returned to Fanon’s work, as it continues to shed light on the nature of colonial domination, racism, and class oppression.
Additionally, we were especially pleased to have had Mumia Abu-Jamal join us in this project. Due to his continual unjust incarceration, it is made exceedingly difficult by the American incarceral state to have his work published. Nevertheless, Mumia is an important interpreter of Frantz Fanon and they cannot silence his truth. In this volume, Mumia has written about the influence of Frantz Fanon on the Black Panther Party. Free Mumia
Contributors include: Mumia Abu-Jamal, Syed Farid Alatas, Rose Brewer, Dustin J. Byrd, Sean Chabot, Richard Curtis, Nigel C. Gibson, Ali Harfouch, Timothy Kerswell, Seyed Javad Miri, Pramod K. Nayar, Elena Flores Ruíz, Majid Sharifi, Mohamed Imran Mohamed Taib and Esmaeil Zeiny.