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    DescriptionThis 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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    Title
    Discourse on Colonialism
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Aime Cesaire, Introduction by Robin Kelley
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 139 mm
    Height: 178 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    French
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781583670255
    ISBN 10: 1583670254
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.3
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KJ, 1H
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBT
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBTQ, HBTR
    Libri: I-HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KL
    BISAC V2.8: POL004000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 09
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 42
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: POL011000, SOC007000, POL000000
    BIC subject category V2: 1KJ, 1H
    DC21: 325.3
    BIC subject category V2: 1KL
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 325.3, 325/.3
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    LC classification: JV51 .C413 2000
    Thema V1.0: JBFH, NHTR, NHTQ
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    Monthly Review Press,U.S.
    Imprint name
    Monthly Review Press,U.S.
    Publication date
    01 January 2001
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    CA(c)saire'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"