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Ebook Discourse on Colonialism by Aimé Césaire read! Book Title: Discourse on Colonialism
Date of issue: January 1st 2001
ISBN: 1583670254
ISBN 13: 9781583670255
The author of the book: Aimé Césaire
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 415 KB
Edition: Monthly Review Press

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"Cesaire'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

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

Aime Cesaire eloquently describes the brutal impact of capitalism and colonialism on both the colonizer and colonized, exposing the contradictions and hypocrisy implicit in western notions of "progress" and "civilization" upon encountering the "savage," "uncultured," or "primitive." Here, Cesaire reaffirms African values, identity, and culture, and their relevance, reminding us that "the relationship between consciousness and reality are extremely complex. . . . It is equally necessary to decolonize our minds, our inner life, at the same time that we decolonize society." An interview with Cesaire by the poet Rene Depestre is also included.

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Ebook Discourse on Colonialism read Online! Aimé Fernand David Césaire was an Afro-Martinican francophone poet, author and politician.

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