Books: Prisoner of Hate

THE WRETCHED OF THE EARTH by Frantz Fanon. 255 pages. Grove. $5.

This is not so much a book as a rock thrown through the windows of the West. It is the Communist Manifesto or the Mein Kampf of the anticolonial revolution, and as such it is highly important for any Western reader who wants to understand the emotional force behind that revolution. But the readers of the work who really matter are the would-be leaders in the jungles and mountains of Africa and Asia. Its ideas have already found bloody reality in the Simba massacres in the Congo, in the shouts...

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