Meditations on Franz Fanon's Wretched of the Earth

By: Sayles, James Yaki

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“This exercise is about more than our desire to read and understand Wretched (as if it were about some abstract world, and not our own); it’s about more than our need to understand (the failures of) the anti-colonial struggles on the African continent. This exercise is also about us, and about some of the things that We need to understand and to change in ourselves and our world.” James Yaki Sayles. Like the revs that he most considered his teachers—Malcolm X and George Jackson—James Yaki Sayles grew up poor and found his maturity in prison, the place that Malcolm called “the Black man’s university.” A child of Chicago’s South Side streets, Yaki always just thought of himself as a blood, “just another nigger doing a bit” (to borrow the laconic words of one of the Pontiac state prison revolt defendants). And it was in the prison movement that he found his place in the battlefield. Although he made revolutionary theory his work, his life was rooted in a time of urban guerrillas and the armed struggle. Which makes his writing much more difficult to read, but with a warning of danger and commitment that is so often missing in these neo-colonized times between the storms...


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"This exercise is about more than our desire to read and understand "Wretched" (as if it were about some abstract world, and not our own); it's about more than our need to understand (the failures of) the anti-colonial struggles on the African continent. This exercise is also about us, and about some of the things that We need to understand and to change in ourselves and our world."A a¬aJames Yaki Sayles

One of those who eagerly picked up Fanon in the 60s, who carried out armed expropriations and violence against white settlers, Sayles reveals how, behind the image of Fanon as race thinker, there is an underlying reality of antiracist communist thought.

Title: Meditations on Franz Fanon's Wretched of the Earth

Author Name: Sayles, James Yaki

Categories: Activism, Rebellion & Politics
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Publisher: KERSPLEBEDEB:

ISBN Number: 1894946324

ISBN Number 13: 9781894946322

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Brand New!

Seller ID: 2170