This examination of “Concerning Violence,” the first chapter of Frantz Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth, reflects on the rebellion of the native intellectual against colonialism and racism. This essay argues that the possibilities of political transformation through struggles against imperialism and capitalism prefigure a revolutionary figure, that of the black cyborg rebel in search of freedom beyond “Third World” nation-state formation, predatory humanity, and technology as warfare.
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Joy James; “Concerning Violence”: Frantz Fanon’s Rebel Intellectual in Search of a Black Cyborg. South Atlantic Quarterly 1 January 2013; 112 (1): 57–70. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00382876-1891233
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