Anti-Imperialism/Foreign Policy

Hatred and enemy in Fanon and in the Algerian revolution

By Marco Gabbas

The article interprets Fanon’s thought through the framework of hatred and enemy formation and tracks the origins of his anticolonialism. Fanon depicted and presented the colonial enemy in harsh terms, but colonialism can hardly be described as an “invented” enemy. Moreover, the Fanonian concept of the enemy was politico-moral, not biological. With his powerful rhetoric, Fanon sought to mobilize Algerians and potential anticolonialists worldwide.


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