Never before published in English, Alienation and Freedom is a rare opportunity to read the last writings of a major 20th-century philosopher, whose disruptive and moving work continues to shape how we look at the world.Frantz Fanon is regarded as a foundational thinker of Postcolonial Studies, bringing together the analysis of colonialism from an objective, historical perspective and an interrogation of its subjective effects on colonizer and colonized alike. This book furthers his powerful intervention into how we think about identity, race and activism and provides a unique insight into Fanon's literary, psychiatric and journalistic theories.
Frantz Fanon (1925-1961) was a Martinique-born, African-Caribbean psychiatrist, philosopher, revolutionary, and writer. Jean Khalfa is a Senior Lecturer in French Studies at Trinity College Cambridge, UK and a Senior Research Fellow of the British Academy/Leverhulme Trust for the Fanon project. He has published several volumes on the history of philosophy and modern literature in French. His Poetics of the Antilles was published in 2016. He is preparing a book on Fanon's The Wretched of the Earth. Robert J. C. Young, FBA, is Julius Silver Professor of English and Comparative Literature at NYU. His books include White Mythologies (1990), Colonial Desire (1995), Postcolonialism: An Historical Introduction (2001), The Idea of English Ethnicity (2008), Empire, Colony, Postcolony (2015). Steven Corcoran is a writer and translator living in Berlin. He has edited and translated several works by Jacques Rancière, including Dissensus (2015) and The Lost Tread (2016).