Citation Murphy D (2015) Success and Failure: Frantz Fanon and Lamine Senghor as (False) Prophets of Decolonization?. Nottingham French Studies, 54 (1), pp. 92-106. https://doi.org/10.3366/nfs.2015.0108
Abstract Frantz Fanon has often been hailed as the great prophet of decolonization. At the same time, his most severe critics have accused his work of providing intellectual-political cover for some of the worst excesses of the newly independent regimes. This article builds on David Macey's contextualizing work in order to think in a more general fashion about the processes involved in deeming a given thinker or movement to be either a failure or a success, comparing Fanon's legacy with that of Lamine Senghor, a neglected anti-colonial militant of the interwar period.
Keywords Frantz Fanon; Lamine Senghor; anti-colonialism; Marxism; black internationalism; decolonization
Journal Nottingham French Studies: Volume 54, Issue 1