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The Wretched of the Earth with Lewis Gordon and Azzedine Haddour

October 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm BST

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Join the LBC, Lewis Gordon and Azzedine Haddour to discuss Frantz Fanon’s ground-breaking and incisive book, The Wretched of the Earth.

‘This is not so much a book as a rock thrown through the window of the West. It is the Communist Manifesto of the anticolonial revolution’ – Time

Written at the height of the Algerian revolution against French colonial rule, Fanon interweaves political theory, philosophy and psychology to make clear the dehumanizing violence inflicted by colonisation. We will critically explore Fanon’s analysis of colonial society and the rise of the colonized ‘national bourgeoisie’, his writing on the revolutionary potential of the social underclass and how his thought has impacted anti-colonial movements around the world.

Dr Lewis Gordon is Professor at the University of Connecticut who works in the areas of Africana philosophy, existentialism, and political theory. Lewis has written extensively on postcolonial thought, race and racism, and the works of W. E. B. Du Bois and Frantz Fanon. His most recent book is ‘What Fanon Said: A Philosophical Introduction To His Life And Thought’.

Dr Azzedine Haddour is Professor of Francophone and Comparative Literature at University College London, and specializes in postcolonial literature. He is the author of ‘Frantz Fanon, Postcolonialism and the Ethics of Difference’. Azzedine was recently awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship to conduct his research project, ‘Frantz Fanon: Gender, Torture and the Biopolitics of Colonialism’.

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October 15, 2020
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7:00 pm - 8:30 pm BST
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