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By Frantz Fanon

An incisive and illuminating account of ways, through the Algerian Revolution, the folks of Algeria replaced centuries-old cultural styles and embraced sure historic cultural practices lengthy derided by way of their colonialist oppressors as primitive, so one can smash those self same oppressors. Fanon makes use of the 5th yr of the Algerian Revolution as some degree of departure for an explication of the inevitable dynamics of colonial oppression.

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The only difference is that colo­ any effect on these regrouped people, so � � � It vanquish a rebellion? " but did not the Camer­ has of the Algerian and the deprec iated image that the Algenan nialism, had of himself. Well, this has long since beco rancors in profusion among the Cameroonian people. As a re­ irie impossible. � eav�n. � t is no The Algerian nation is no longer in a fu ture longer the product of hazy and phantasy-ridden Imagma tlOns. It . is at the very center of the new Algerian man.

Mrs. Christian Lilliestierna, the Swedish newspaperwoman, talked in a camp with some of the thousands of Algerian refu­ gees. Here is an extract from her report: The next in the line was a boy of seven marked by de� p wounds made by a steel wire with whic he had-i>een b �u� d while �r ench soldiers mistreated and k i l led his parents and his SIsters. A heuten­ ant had forcefully kept the boy's eyes open, so that he would see and remember this for a long time . . This child was carried by his grandfather for five days and five nights before reaching the camp.

It described the immense and a ttaining a practical, effective means of destructuring Al­ possibilities of woman, unfortunately transformed by the Alge­ gerian culture. rian man into an inert, demonetized, indeed dehuman ized ob­ Still today, in 1959, the dream of a total domestication of ject. The behavior of the Algerian was very fin'nly denounced Algerian society by means of "unveiled women aiding and shel­ and described as medieval and barbaric. 6 rian attitude toward women was prepared and drawn up.

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