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In context of the Algerian Revolution, Fanon transposed this decolonized dialectic from racial to national identity. Setting out from his famous description of the colonial world as fundamentally Manichaean and divided, he formulates a decolonial violence capable of appropriating colonial violence—and even the parameters of the colonial world itself—inverting these, and pressing an otherwise frozen world into creative motion. This motion, I argue, does not stop with the establishment of the young decolonial nation, itself a long and difficult task wracked with internal tension and complexity. Instead of coming to rest with a frozen national unity, Fanon instead disintegrates that...

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