By Frantz Fanon
An incisive and illuminating account of ways, through the Algerian Revolution, the folk of Algeria replaced centuries-old cultural styles and embraced yes old cultural practices lengthy derided by way of their colonialist oppressors as primitive, which will smash those self same oppressors. Fanon makes use of the 5th 12 months of the Algerian Revolution as some degree of departure for an explication of the inevitable dynamics of colonial oppression.
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Be ruled out," General Challe proclaim wars l colonia out of place. All the generals-in-chie f of all the that repeat the same things, but how can they fail to u nderstand ingenuously invited them to do, that the Algerians will "go Colonialism shuts its eyes to the real facts of the problem. I t imagines that our power i s measured by the number of our heavy machine guns. -Union of Cameroon Populations. A party agita ting for in de endence. (Translator's note) F . L . -the National Liberation Front.
J uly 1 959 Frantz Fanon A DYING COLON IALISM 32 PREFA CE It is no longer true today. First of all, because other elements have their weight in the scales of history. Next, because machine guns and cannons are no longer the weapons of the colonialist alone. Two-thirds of the world's population is ready to give to the Revolution as many heavy machine-gun s a� we need. And if the other third does not do so, it is by no means because it is out of sympathy with the cause of the Algerian people. Quite to the contrary, this other third misses no opportunity to make it known that this cause has i ts unqualified moral support.
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A Dying Colonialism by Frantz Fanon