"A respectful, if exhausting, portrait of an influential but marginal proponent of racial rage and third-world nationalism who did not live long enough to see his principles perverted by current regimes. (8 b&w maps)"
A biography of the Caribbean-born French psychiatrist-turned-revolutionary whose angry books (Black Skin White Mask
, The Wretched of the Earth
) and inflammatory speeches furthered the cause of Algerian independence and African nationalism in the 1950s.
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