Fanon Revisted is a continuing conversation on Frantz Fanon and the relevance of his theory and politics for contemporary education. The book raises some pertinent questions regarding the current “Fanon Renaissance” in academia. It maintains that Fanon’s intellectual contributions not only help us understand colonialism, on-going colonial relations, imperial power and social movements but also, how as learners, educators and community workers we can begin to think through the ‘possibility of a new possible’ in the struggle for human liberation.
A powerful and lovingly curated collection of essays by the legendary Nana Dei, illuminating the timeless relevance of Fanon’s uncompromising anticolonial scholarship for a new generation of Indigenous, Black and women intellectuals fighting for antiracist justice exposing, why Black Lives Matter in these tumultuous post-pandemic times.
Heidi Safia Mirza, Professor, Race, Faith and Culture, Goldsmith College, University of London, UK
Provocative, astute, and wide-ranging, Fanon Revisited offers fresh insights into the ongoing use and relevance of Frantz Fanon’s critical ideas and analytical interventions. Edited by renowned scholar George J. Sefa Dei, this book features emerging scholars from academic fields as diverse as education, health, media studies and philosophy to reimagine Black futures, intersectionality, and decolonization. In these challenging and uncertain times of global pandemic and protests, engaging with Fanon and his interlocutors can serve as a necessary balm for justice, healing and humanization.
Professor Roland Sintos Coloma, Division of Teacher Education, College of Education | Wayne State University, USA
Increasingly recognized as one of the most important thinkers of the 20th Century, Fanon’s work is receiving more attention as the racial convulsions of the 21st Century become serious and so widespread that the political and academic mainstream can no longer silence and ignore them. In this new collection, George J. Sefa Dei brings together a set of original and insightful engagements with Fanon’s work, exploring key concepts and applying them to contemporary challenges. This scholarship both illuminates the current situations and offers concrete possibilities for collective struggle and advancement.
David Gillborn, Editor, Race Ethnicity and Education and Professor of Critical Race Studies, University of Birmingham, UK
George J. S. Dei is a renowned Professor of Social Justice Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto and is Director for the Center for Integrative Antiracism Research at the University of Toronto, Canada. His research interests are in the area of anti-racism, minority schooling, international development, anti-colonial thought and indigenous knowledges systems.