Harbouring Fanon in Martinique

1.       Harbouring Fanon in Martinique

Frantz Fanon was born on the Caribbean island of Martinique, which was then a French colony and is now a French single territorial collectivity. Fanon left Martinique in 1943, when he was 18 years old, in order to join the Free French forces. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frantz_FanonHarbouring Fanon in Martinique 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 Martinique. The contemporary refence of Google Maps points to the continued influence of Fanon in the present.

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