The Colonizer and the Colonized
Written in 1957, when North African independence movements were gaining momentum, The Colonizer and the Colonized studies the enduring legacy, political as much as psychological, of colonisation throughout the world.
Albert Memmi depicts colonialism as a disease of the European but crucially he demonstrates that colonialism destroys both the colonizer and the colonized, providing penetrating insights into colonial inheritance and resistance that remain as relevant today.
One of the great works of twentieth-century political thought, The Colonizer and the Colonized speaks to experiences in the Global South as well as European countries such as Britain and France, who are still struggling with their imperial pasts. In revealing the mechanisms of colonial oppression, it also highlights the origins of all oppression of one group by another.
This edition includes introductions by two of the greatest writers of the twentieth-century: South African novelist and Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer, and Jean-Paul Sartre.
Widely influential -- New Yorker Enlightening, disturbing and thoughtful. * Glasgow Herald * Confiscated by colonial police throughout the world since its 1957 publication, The Colonizer and the Colonized is an important document of our times, an invaluable warning for all future generations. * Los Angeles Times * The subject of colonialism has rarely been treated more lucidly and devastatingly than in this book * Library Journal * The sickness of the world ... cannot be healed by traditional masters of the world alone. * Nadine Gordimer * Memmi's analysis of the sociological and psychological effects of colonialism had and retains a wider application. * Guardian *
Book experts at your service
What are you looking for?