In The Wretched of the Earth, Frantz Fanon intimates to the reader that including his psychiatric notes in the book might be considered “out of place or untimely” for the cause of political decolonization that he advocates in it. This essay examines the theoretical implications of Fanon’s caveat and argues that he postpones unraveling the contradictions between approaching colonial subjects from both a political theory of decolonization and psychiatry for the sake of the war of independence.

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