Frantz Fanon - References in The Arts - Literature

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American author Philip Roth references Fanon's The Wretched of the Earth in his novel American Pastoral, including the work in a long list of revolutionary literature that the protagonist's daughter reads. Included in the novel is the famous passage from Fanon's work about Algerian women.

Salman Rushdie quotes Fanon in The Satanic Verses. The character Gibreel reference Fanon to express anti-British sentiment.

American author Tom Wolfe in his novel A Man in Full, a pivotal black character named Fareek "The Cannon" Fanon, who resists authority figures, and standards of conduct, and is also suspected of sexual assault, but his case never comes to trial.

Bolivian author Fausto Reinaga mentions The Wretched of the Earth in his magnum opus La Revolución India.

American president Barack Obama writes that he has read Fanon in Dreams from My Father (pp. 100–101): "To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist Professors and the structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets. We smoked cigarettes and wore leather jackets. At night, in the dorms, we discussed neocolonialism, Franz Fanon, Eurocentrism, and patriarchy. When we ground out our cigarettes in the hallway carpet or set our stereos so loud that the walls began to shake, we were resisting bourgeois society's stifling constraints. We weren't indifferent or careless or insecure. We were alienated."

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