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Franz Fanon is known mainly for his writings on behalf of the national liberation of colonial peoples In his book Black Skin White Mask 1952 Fanon reflected his personal frustrations with racism In his book The Wretched of the Earth 1961 which was publicized shortly before his death Fanon was established as a dogmatic figure the author of a social gospel that coerced colonized people to free themselves of their degradation and let their liberty be achieved by violence against their European oppressors The national liberation struggle which Fanon spoke for and Fanons writings themselves served as a source of rational inspiration for the US Black Civil Rights movement and subsequently the Womens Liberation movement Colonial domination because it is total and tends to over- simplify very soon manages to disrupt in spectacular fashion - the cultural life of a conquered people The cultural obliteration is made possible by the negotiation of national reality by new legal relations introduced by the occupying power by the banishment of the natives and their customs to outlying districts by colonial society by expropriation and by the systematic enslaving of men and women - Fanon speech to congress of Black African Writers This is saying in my own interpretation that when people are colonized they are stripped from their original culture and customs Their way of life becomes transformed into a new society one of their conquerors and instead of the transformation being recognized as corruption it is exulted as improvement of the nation The nation is not made better it is just made theirs and I think Fanon was trying to say dont let them strip you of your nation your culture fight and take back what is yours and take pride in your traditions Fanon also warns to the people coming out of oppression to be prepared to be a strong once more independent people He tells of a nation achieving national liberation before
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