Harbouring Fanon in Dominica

1.       Harbouring Fanon in Dominica

At the age of seventeen, Fanon fled the island as a "dissident" (a term used for Frenchmen joining Gaullist forces), traveling to British-controlled Dominica to join the Free French Forces. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frantz_FanonHarbouring Fanon in Dominica superimposes two visual tropes that are separated by time, a woodcut whose imagery is drawn from early European colonial maps and Google Maps. These two images are collapsed onto the single geographic location of the island of Dominica. The contemporary refence of Google Maps points to the continued influence of Fanon in the present.

  • Harbouring Fanon in Dominica
  • Christine Dixie
  • 2019
  • hand colored woodcut with transfer