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Discourse on Colonialism - Aime Cesaire

Discourse on Colonialism

By: Aime Cesaire, Robin Kelley (Introduction by)

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Published: 31st March 2000
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"Césaire's essay stands as an important document in the development ofthird world consciousness--a process in which [he] played a prominentrole."
--Library Journal

This classic work, firstpublished in France in 1955, profoundly influenced the generation ofscholars and activists at the forefront of liberation struggles inAfrica, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Nearly twenty years later,when published for the first time in English, Discourse on Colonialisminspired a new generation engaged in the Civil Rights, Black Power, andanti-war movements and has sold more than 75,000 copies to date.

Aimé Césaire eloquently describes the brutal impact of capitalism andcolonialism on both the colonizer and colonized, exposing thecontradictions and hypocrisy implicit in western notions of "progress"and "civilization" upon encountering the "savage," "uncultured," or"primitive." Here, Césaire reaffirms African values, identity, andculture, and their relevance, reminding us that "the relationshipbetween consciousness and reality are extremely complex. . . . It isequally necessary to decolonize our minds, our inner life, at the sametime that we decolonize society." An interview with Césaire by the poetRené Depestre is also included.

CA(c)saire's essay stands as an important document in the development of third world consciousness--a process in which [he] played a prominent role. - "Library Journal"

ISBN: 9781583670255
ISBN-10: 1583670254
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 31st March 2000
Publisher: Monthly Review Press,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 13.9  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.14
Edition Type: New edition