Thursday, May 28, 2009

The colonial subject

From: The Wretched of the Earth, Franz Fanon

"The first thing the colonial subject learns is to remain in his place and not to overstep its limits. Hence the dreams of the colonial subject are muscular dreams, dreams of action, dreams of aggressive vitality. I dream I am jumping, swimming, running, and climbing. I dream I burst out laughing, I am leaping across a river and chased by a pack of cars that never catches up with me. During colonization the colonized subject frees himself night after night between nine in the evening and six in the morning" (p. 15)

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