Metamorphic Thought: The Works of Frantz Fanon

Publication Type:

Journal Article


African Studies, Volume 71, p.19–28 (2012)



Fifty years ago, the Paris-based Maspero published Frantz Fanon's last work, Les damnés de la terre, a book that achieved an almost biblical status and became a cornerstone of postcolonial thought. Last year saw the publication of Fanon's Oeuvres by La Découverte. This article explores the meanings of Fanon and the metamorphic nature of his thought.