Colonialism and Neocolonialism

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Colonialism and Neocolonialism by Jean-Paul Sartre (first published in French in 1964) is a controversial and influential critique of French policies in Algeria. It argues for French disengagement from its former Overseas Empire and controversially defending the rights of violent resistance by groups such as the Algerian FLN in order to achieve this.

Its text includes Sartre's preface to Frantz Fanon's Wretched of the Earth. The book influenced later writings by Albert Memmi, and Jean-François Lyotard.


  • Jean-Paul Sartre. 'Colonialism and Neocolonialism, translated by Steve Brewer, Azzedine Haddour, Terry McWilliams; republished in 2001 by Routledge France. ISBN 0-415-19145-9.