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Title: Success and Failure: Frantz Fanon and Lamine Senghor as (False) Prophets of Decolonization?
Author(s): Murphy, David
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Keywords: Frantz Fanon
Lamine Senghor
black internationalism
Issue Date: Mar-2015
Date Deposited: 22-Jun-2016
Citation: Murphy D (2015) Success and Failure: Frantz Fanon and Lamine Senghor as (False) Prophets of Decolonization?. Nottingham French Studies, 54 (1), pp. 92-106.
Abstract: Frantz Fanon has often been hailed as the great prophet of decolonization. At the same time, his most severe critics have accused his work of providing intellectual-political cover for some of the worst excesses of the newly independent regimes. This article builds on David Macey's contextualizing work in order to think in a more general fashion about the processes involved in deeming a given thinker or movement to be either a failure or a success, comparing Fanon's legacy with that of Lamine Senghor, a neglected anti-colonial militant of the interwar period.
DOI Link: 10.3366/nfs.2015.0108
Rights: Publisher policy allows this work to be made available in this repository. Published in Nottingham French Studies, 2015, Volume 54 Issue 1, Page 92-106 by Edinburgh University Press. The original publication is available at:

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