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Frantz Fanon | Philosopher of the Month Collection | May 2021

Throughout the month of May, we are celebrating Frantz Fanon as our Philosopher of the Month.

Frantz Fanon (1925-1961) was a philosopher, writer, psychiatrist, and revolutionary from Martinique, a country then under colonial rule by France. Fanon wrote about race and colonialism, notably discussing the issues of "universal whiteness" and anti-black racism. He is most known for his two seminal works, Black Skin, White Masks (1952) and The Wretched of the Earth (1961), which remain influential in the fields of philosophy of race and post-colonial thought.

'Philosopher of the Month' is a monthly series exploring the life, works, and key philosophies of some of the world's most influential thinkers.

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