The Wretched of the Earth (Frantz Fanon)

“Two centuries ago, a former European colony decided to catch up with Europe. It succeeded so well that the United States of America became a monster, in which the taints, the sickness and the inhumanity of Europe have grown to appalling dimensions."

“Two centuries ago, a former European colony decided to catch up with Europe. It succeeded so well that the United States of America became a monster, in which the taints, the sickness and the inhumanity of Europe have grown to appalling dimensions."

Martinique / 1961

Fanon was one of the first to break down colonization's psychological effects on the individual. This book was groundbreaking because it radically illuminated the true scope of colonization's evil, thus offering a wider understanding of the violence it inflicted upon whole nations—and individual people. This is required reading.