This book provides an innovative look at the reception of Frantz Fanon’s texts, investigating how, when, where and why these—especially his seminal Les Damnés de la Terre (1961) —were first translated and read. Building on renewed interest in the author’s works in both postcolonial studies and revolutionary movements in recent years, as well as travelling theory, micro-history and histoire croisée interests in Translation Studies, the volume tells the stories of translations of Fanon’s texts into twelve different languages – Arabic, Danish, English, German, Italian, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Swahili and Swedish – bringing both a historical and multilingual perspective to the ways in which Fanon is cited today. With contributions from an international, interdisciplinary group of scholars, the stories told combine themes of movement and place, personal networks and agency, politics and activism, archival research and textual analysis, creating a book that is a fresh and comprehensive volume on the translated works of Frantz Fanon and essential reading for scholars in translation studies, postcolonial studies, cultural studies, critical race studies, and African and African diaspora literature.

chapter |16 pages


Histoire Croisée, Microhistory and Translation History
ByKathryn Batchelor

chapter 1|23 pages

Translating Resistance

Fanon and Radical Italy, 1960–1970
ByNeelam Srivastava

chapter 2|36 pages

The Translation of Les Damnés de la terre into English

Exploring Irish Connections
ByKathryn Batchelor

chapter 3|22 pages

Fanon in the East African Experience

Between English and Swahili Translations
ByAlamin Mazrui

chapter 4|31 pages

Fanon in Arabic

Tracks and Traces
BySue-Ann Harding

chapter 5|22 pages

Voice and Visibility

Fanon in the Persian Context
ByFarzaneh Farahzad

chapter 6|45 pages

Fanon in the ‘Second World’

Yugoslavia, Poland and the Soviet Union
ByMirna Radin Sabadoš, Dorota Gołuch, Sue-Ann Harding

chapter 8|27 pages

Fanon in Scandinavia

Words and Actions
ByChristina Kullberg