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Lit Can Both Enslave and Liberate

In his 1961 revolutionary classic, Frantz Fanon saw literature as a powerful force with the potential to both enslave and liberate. Emerging nationalist movements needed literary expression to frame a sense of what was possible.

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  • Literature is as vital to our lives as food and shelter. Stories and poems help us work through the challenges we face, from everyday irritations to loneliness, heartache, and death. Literature is meant to mix it up with life. This website explores how it does so.

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