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Elizabeth Hagen Colonialism and Imperialism Xala and Fanon 12/18/07 Franz Fanon writes that under the colonial system, capital is accumulated and exported out of the country. Any reintroduction of profit into the colonized country is done selectively, with the new owners of the best tracts of land growing rich and the rest of the country systematically ignored. In Sembene Ousmane’s Xala, the character of the blind beggar, a relative of corrupt businessman El Hadj, accuses Hadj of causing his misery and the destruction of his home village. The final scenes of the film explain how clan property was transformed into private property of national bourgeoisie through legal means. The name of Hadj’s father, head of the clan, had been used by Hadj to transfer what had been communal land to his own name. With this wealth, Hadj elects to marry a third wife in an extravagant wedding, a young girl with voraciously ambitious relatives. Both Fanon and Ousman are concerned with the problems facing the countries which, newly independent, struggle within the population to form a government which reflects the desires of the nation through political agents, the educated class, that are poorly equipped for the task. Fanon writes that the historical project of the national bourgeoisie has been merely to
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