The influence of revolutionary Frantz Fanon endures with Africa’s intellectuals — Quartz


In this last public appearance, he read to the assembled troops, many of them illiterate, from his draft of what would become the most famous chapter in “ Wretched of the Earth ”, about the pitfalls of national consciousness.

http://qz.com/694858/the-influence-of-revolutionary-frantz-fanon-endures-with-africas-intellectuals/

He described how the national bourgeoisie, after independence, is only too happy to accept what crumbs the departing colonial powers throw to it. Without social reform, without political and economic transformation, he warned, national liberation would be an empty shell.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY 24/02


This day in #history 24/02

FEBRUARY 24TH

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1582 – Pope Gregory XIII announces New Style
(Gregorian) calendar

1821 – Mexico gains independence from Spain

1895 – Cuban war for independence begins

1918 – Estonia declares independence from
Russia

1918 – Estonian Declaration of Independence.

1924 – Greek parliament proclaims republic

1924 – Mahatma Gandhi released from jail

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1945 – Egypt & Syria declares war on nazi-
Germany
1945 – Manila freed from Japanese

1945 – Egyptian Premier Ahmed Maher Pasha is
killed in Parliament after reading a decree .

1948 – Communist Party seizes complete control
of Czechoslovakia

1949 – Israel & Egypt sign an armistice agreement

1966 – Coup ousts Pres Kwame Nkrumah of
Ghana

1971 – Algeria nationalizes French oil companies

1974 – Pakistan officially recognizes Bangladesh

1976 – Cuba adopts its constitution

1981 – Britain’s Prince Charles announces engagement to Lady Diana Spencer

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1996 – The last occurrence of February 24 as a
leap day in the European Union and for the Roman Catholic Church .

1997 – Deng Xiaoping, leader of China , cremated (died Feb 19th)

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1997 – South Africa announces it is constructing largest modern day blimp

2006 – Philippine President Gloria Macapagal –
Arroyo declares Proclamation 1017 placing the
country in a state of emergency in attempt to
subdue a possible military coup.

2008 – Fidel Castro retires as the President of
Cuba after nearly fifty years.

2011 – Final Launch of Space Shuttle Discovery
(OV -103 ) .

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1304 – Muhammad ibn Battutah, Arab travel writer
(Travels in Asia & Africa)

1934 – Bingu wa Mutharika, Thyolo , Nyasaland
(Malawi ), Malawi President ( 2004- 2012) , ( d. 2012 )

1955 – Steve Jobs, San Francisco, California ,
American computer entrepreneur and co- founder
of Apple ( d. 2011)

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FAMOUS DEATHS

1945 – Ahmed Maher Pasha, Egypt ‘s PM ,
assassinated in parliament

1990 – Malcolm Forbes, CEO (Forbes Publishing), dies of a heart attack at 70

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2011 – Anant Pai, Indian educationalist and
creator of comics ( b. 1929 )

FAMOUS WEDDING

1662 – English Poet and author of ” Paradise Lost” John Milton marries 3 rd wife Elizabeth Mynshull , 31 years his junior .

1886 – Inventor Thomas Edison ( 38) marries 2 nd
wife Mina Miller ( 20) in Akron Ohio .

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