Now Available: Frantz Fanon and Emancipatory Social Theory: A View from the Wretched (Paperback)

In early 2020, Seyed Javad Miri and I published the Frantz Fanon and Emancipatory Social Theory: A View from the Wretched with Brill. We are happy to announce that the paperback will be released this fall by Haymarket books in Chicago. This collection contains an original essay by Mumia Abu-Jamal on Frantz Fanon’s influence on the Black Panther Party.

In Frantz Fanon and Emancipatory Social Theory: A View from the Wretched, Dustin J. Byrd and Seyed Javad Miri 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. 

Contributors include: Syed Farid Alatas, Rose Brewer, Dustin J. Byrd, Sean Chabot, Richard Curtis, Nigel C. Gibson, Ali Harfouch, Timothy Kerswell, Seyed Javad Miri, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Pramod K. Nayar, Elena Flores Ruíz, Majid Sharifi, Mohamed Imran Mohamed Taib and Esmaeil Zeiny.

Here’s a link to the book on Haymarket’s website: https://www.haymarketbooks.org/books/1572-frantz-fanon-and-emancipatory-theory

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