Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Frantz Fanon (1925 - 1961): His Life and Legacy: Algerian Revolution

Algerian Revolution

The Algerian war of independence against France erupted while Fanon was working as chief of staff for the psychiatric ward of the Blida-Joinville, a French-run hospital in Algeria. Fanon was responsible for treating both sides of the conflict: the psychological distress of the officers who used torture to suppress the anti-colonial resistance as well as the Algerian torture victims themselves. After coming to the conclusion that he could not support the French government, Fanon resigned his position at the hospital in order to focus on the cause of Algerian independence.

The articles below provide more information on this topic. The full text of some articles is only available to Gelman patrons and may require login.

More Resources from Gelman Library

GW Libraries • 2130 H Street NW • Washington DC 20052202.994.6558AskUs@gwu.edu