Leo Zeilig has written extensively on African politics and history, including books on working-class struggle and the development of revolutionary movements and biographies on some of Africa's most important political thinkers and activists. Leo is an editor of the Review of African Political Economy-the radical African-studies journal founded by activists and scholars in 1974-and a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies at the University of London.
No revolutionary is born ready, Leo Zeilig states in his introduction to Frantz Fanon: The Militant Philosopher of Third World Revolution, and in this smoothly written biography, he proceeds to provide an insight into the complexities that made up this remarkable thinker... In today's world, where the Black Lives Matter movement highlights the disillusionment of a people who were once so excited about a black president, and where the endless war on terrorism can resemble the kind of self-serving and arbitrary exercising of power conducted by colonising states, his ideas are as relevant as ever. -- Ayesha Manazir Siddiqi * The Independent * The work of Fanon is of extreme relevance today - with regard to racism, classism, terrorism and on social revolutionary movements... A must read! * Brownbrainyandbeautiful.com *