Concerning Violence

Concerning Violence

Fanon, Film, and Liberation in Africa, Selected Takes 1965-1987

Edited by Göran Olsson and Sophie Vukovic

Introduction by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

Published by: Haymarket Books

152 pages, 6.13 x 9.25 in, 150 color photographs

  • Paperback
  • 9781608465323
  • Published: March 2017


A beautiful photographic exploration of the revolutionary movements in Africa in the sixties and seventies.

An unblinking portrait of the anticolonial struggles of the 1960s, Concerning Violence combines more than one hundred and fifty arresting color and black-and-white photographs from Göran Hugo Olsson’s award-winning documentary, with passages from Frantz Fanon’s classic The Wretched of the Earth. Concerning Violence is a powerful commentary on the history of colonialism and struggles for self-determination, whose echoes remain with us today, and will introduce a new generation to Fanon, whom Angela Y. Davis has called "this century’s most compelling theorist of racism and colonialism."