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McKenzie, Earl
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Department of Language, Linguistics and Philosophy
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Fanon on national culture
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2nd Conference on Caribbean Culture and Festival of the Word
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January 9-12, 2002
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University of the West Indies (Mona, Jamaica)
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Abstract
Frantz Fanon's Wretched of the Earth is widely regarded as one of the most important books written on Third World development, with an entire chapter devoted to national culture. Other works of similar nature do not refer to national culture so the author queries whether national development is an important part of both the process and conditions of development. His essay is an examination of this question with special reference to Fanon's arguments. In the end the writer agrees with Fanon that national culture is important but indicates some limitations of such a view.....
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