June 26, 2013
Photograph by Tatif Azri

Photograph by Tatif Azri

June 14, 2013
ALGERIA. Algiers. 1990. School for Fine Arts. A student in Islamic hijab next to a classical statue in the nude. by Abbas

ALGERIA. Algiers. 1990. School for Fine Arts. A student in Islamic hijab next to a classical statue in the nude. by Abbas

March 5, 2013
Grand Ensemble 1 By Driss Ouadahi, 2012

Grand Ensemble 1 By Driss Ouadahi, 2012

February 17, 2013
On The Other Side By Driss Ouadahi, 2012

On The Other Side By Driss Ouadahi, 2012

February 12, 2013
Portrait Of Sliman Ben Ibrahim By Nasreddine Dinet, 1904

Portrait Of Sliman Ben Ibrahim By Nasreddine Dinet, 1904

January 5, 2013
The Quranic School By Henri Girardet, 1881

The Quranic School By Henri Girardet, 1881

November 24, 2012
Preparations For The Wedding, Algiers By Frederick Arthur Bridgman

Preparations For The Wedding, Algiers By Frederick Arthur Bridgman

February 14, 2012
Young Woman Wearing Makeup À L’Orientale - The Bayadere By Henri Matisse, 1929

Young Woman Wearing Makeup À L’Orientale - The Bayadere By Henri Matisse, 1929

October 8, 2011

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September 29, 2011

fyeahblackhistory:

Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask explores for the first time on film one of the pre-eminent theorist of the anti-colonial movements of this century. Fanon’s two major works, Black Skin, White Masks and The Wretched of the Earth, were pioneering studies of the psychological impact of racism on both colonized and colonizer. Jean-Paul Sartre recognized Fanon as the figure “through whose voice the Third World finds and speaks for itself.” This innovative film biography restores Fanon to his rightful place at the center of contemporary discussions around post-colonial identity.

Born in Martinique in 1925, Fanon received a conventional colonial education. When he went to France to fight in the Resistance and train as a psychiatrist, his assimilationist illusions were shattered by the gaze of metropolitan racism. Out of this experience came his first book Black Skin, White Masks (1952) originally titled “An Essay for the Disalienation of Blacks.” Fanon here defined the colonial relationship as the psychological non-recognition of the subjectivity of the colonized.

Soon after taking a position at a psychiatric hospital in Algeria, Fanon became involved in the bitter Algerian civil war, eventually leaving his post to become a full-time militant in the Algerian National Liberation Front (FLN). Out of this struggle, Fanon wrote his most influential book, The Wretched of the Earth, which Stuart Hall describes as the “bible of the decolonization movement.”

Fanon died of leukemia in 1961, just as Algeria was winning its independence. But his seminal texts continue to challenge us to liberate ourselves from all forms of psychological domination.

(via haralambros)