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Frantz Fanon has influenced the work of thinkers from Edward Said and Homi Bhabha to Paul Gilroy. Key works such as Black Skin, White Masksand The Wretched of the Earthestablished his position as a leading anticolonial thinker, but his work is still frequently misunderstood. This clear, student-friendly guidebook considers Fanon#xE2;#xAC;"s key texts and theories, looking at: Postcolonial theory#xE2;#xAC;"s appropriation of psychoanalysis Anxieties around cultural nationalisms and the rise of native consciousness Postcoloniality#xE2;#xAC;"s relationship with violence and separatism New humanism and ideas of community. Introducing the work of this controversial theorist, Pramod Nayar also offers alternative readings, charting Fanon#xE2;#xAC;"s influence on postcolonial studies, literary criticism and cultural studies.