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READER Ø DOC Discours sur le colonialisme ✓ 9781583670255 FREE å [Epub] ➟ Discours sur le colonialisme Author Aimé Césaire – Césaire's essay stands as an important document in the development of third world consciousness a process in which he played a prominent Césaire's essay stands as an important document in the development of third world consciousness a Discours sur MOBI #233 process in which he played a prominent role Library JournalThis classic work first published in France in 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 wh It is claimed that it is one of the pioneering works in the study of post colonialismHere Aime Cesaire does not write like a theorist or an academician He is basically a literary figurepoet So naturally his writing is poetic than academic But that does not mean it is purely fictional It may be a first ever realist take on colonialismColonialism is founded on a venomous ideology an ideology of racial and cultural hierarchy He proves it citing many examples from the historical religious philosophical and literary records To lord over a race or a country a philosophyideology was extremely necessary More importantly that ideology should help in numbing the conscience of the colonizer Thus was born the idea of racial hierarchy Obviously the white race is at the top of the ladder and they are born soldiersrulers The other races are born laborers Chineseyellow people or agriculturalists blacks These races love to be ruled because they cannot rule themselves In the process any kind of violence is silently approved by the white people of Europe The irony was that such thoughts evolved in Europe when humanism was the ruling philosophy Obviously Cesaire mocks at the humanism of Europe It is humanism of white men PeriodIn fact Cesaire finds the origin of fascism in colonialism He writes that when millions of blacks were tortured in Africa coolies were killed in India people were tortured in Madagascar the people in Europe never raised an objection This he says paved the way for fascism Later when Hitler took the same measures of treatment reserved for the colonized to the white people of Europe the Europeans could not understand According to them Hitler's crime was not the crime against human being or a human dignity It was the crime against the WHITE PEOPLEBesides Cesaire also says that colonization results in dehumanizing both the colonizer and the colonized For the colonizer it dicivilizes him To calm his conscience born out of tortures rendered to the colonized or the mass killing he considers the colonized as mere animal Thus all his base elements are given free reign that result in brutish behaviours For the colonized it is a humiliation and a perennial fall into the inferiority complexCesaire writes all these in a passionate way and one cannot but be moved And for me a person from a colonized country the impact was powerful Also it is not a mere illogical blabber He gives evidences to his theories and they are shocking and revealing at the same timeA powerful bookNote This edition also contains an excellent introduction by Robin D G Kelly which is titled as A Poetics of Anticolonialism Five stars for introduction

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En 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 than copies to dateAimé Césaire elouently 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 civiliza I thought this was brilliant I love reading things like this that ensure me that the dynamics of this world ARE indeed unjustified and that it is NOT ME What I love most is the power it gives me as an Arab to tell those who try to convince me of their racial superiority or those who are acting on self imposed sense of authority to go fuck themselves Or those who try to convince me that killing languages cultures and countries in the name of common good AKA the good of the white man is justified I will be a dam to the waves of imperialist racist thinking that are crashing against us even if it will tear me down Note I read the English version and it's available in PDF online It's a very short read but very powerful

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Discours sur le colonialismeTion upon encountering the savage uncultured or primitive Here Césaire reaffirms African values identity and culture and their relevance reminding us that the relationship between consciousness and reality are extremely complex It is eually necessary to decolonize our minds our inner life at the same time that we decolonize society An interview with Césaire by the poet Rene Depestre is also includ Aimé in his essay written in 1955 explains how the process of colonialism dehumanises not only colonizer but also colonized Colonizers treat others like they are less human and needs to be tamed while colonized starts suffering from inferiority complex and gets alienated with his own identity This essay is a precursor to the powerful writings of Franz Fanon Edward Said and many other post colonial writersIf someone is interested in decolonising her mind this books is a must read