Frantz Fanon 'Fact of Blackness'

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Julianna Ritter Aliza Tammam “The Fact of Blackness” Frantz Fanon Background and Summary Frantz Fanon is a very influential and important figure in anti-colonial and revolutionary thought A student of Césaire, a famous intellectual in the “Negritude Movement” in France which began in the 1930s and was essentially a Francophone literary movement where a group of black writers joined together (by the French language) to assert their African identity o reaction to colonization o identity reformation and recognition o Marxist ideals Frantz Fanon found the Negritude Movement too simplistic and became a revolutionary theoretician in post-colonial studies “The Fact of Blackness” is an essay in which Fanon explores the consciousness of a “Negro” in a “White World of Power” Fanon first describes the “Negro” as an object (236) to an “immanent consciousness” (243) Discusses the prejudices the Black man faces in a contemporary society under the ruling White man o wants to be “simply a man” but as a Negro must be placed under the category of “Black man” o eternal slavery, his skin is a uniform he cannot take off
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