Quotes by Frantz Fanon

"Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong. When they are
presented with evidence that works against that belief, the new
evidence cannot be accepted. It would create a feeling that is
extremely uncomfortable, called cognitive dissonance. And because it
is so important to protect the core belief, they will rationalize,
ignore and even deny anything that doesn't fit in with the core belief."

"To speak a language is to take on a world, a culture."

"Each generation must discover its mission, fulfill it or betray it, in relative opacity."

"I am black; I am in total fusion with the world, in sympathetic affinity with the earth, losing my id in the heart of the cosmos -- and the white man, however intelligent he may be, is incapable of understanding Louis Armstrong or songs from the Congo. I am black, not because of a curse, but because my skin has been able to capture all the cosmic effluvia. I am truly a drop of sun under the earth."

"In the World through which I travel, I am endlessly creating myself."

Books by Frantz Fanon

  • Concerning Violence
  • 169 ratings
  • November 1st 2009 by Penguin Books

    (first published August 7th 2008)

  • The Fanon Reader
  • 47 ratings
  • August 20th 2006 by Pluto Press

    (first published August 31st 2002)

  • Œuvres
  • 8 ratings
  • 2011 by Découverte
Frantz Fanon
  • Frantz Fanon

  • Date of birth: July 20, 1924
  • Died: December 06, 1961
  • Born: in Martinique.

  • Description: Frantz Fanon was a psychiatrist, philosopher, revolutionary, and author from Martinique. He was influential in the field of post-colonial studies and was perhaps the pre-eminent thinker of the 20th century on the issue of decolonization and the psychopathology of colonization. His works have inspired anti-colonial liberation movements for more than four decades.