Dare to Dream: In the Red by Joan Fleming (1961)

My last three reads of Joan Fleming were more or less a disaster and I was in no mood to read another book by her. However, I needed to read just one more book of hers, to partially complete Rick Mills' Six-Shooter Mystery Challenge (if you want to join for the 2021 edition of this … Continue reading Dare to Dream: In the Red by Joan Fleming (1961)

‘Scars and Chains’: Frantz Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth

In 1953, a young psychiatrist was assigned to the Blida-Joinville Psychiatric hospital in  Algeria, at that time a colony of the French. Battling a host of racial prejudices that even used scientific studies to designate Africans as little more than animals, Frantz Fanon started documenting the cases that came to him even as the Algerian … Continue reading ‘Scars and Chains’: Frantz Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth