Born in 1920 in Tunisia, when it was a French protectorate, Albert Memmi was educated at the University of Algiers and the Sorbonne in Paris. He published several widely acclaimed novels as well as major works on racism and Judaism. He died in France in 2020. Nadine Gordimer was a South African writer, Booker Prize winner and Nobel Laureate. Nobel Prize winner, playwright, and philosopher, Jean-Paul Sartre was a leading public intellectual for much of the 20th century.
Widely influential -- New Yorker 'Enlightening, disturbing and thoughtful. * Glasgow Herald * Confiscated by colonial police throughout the world since its 1957 publication, The Colonizer and the Colonized is an important document of our times, an invaluable warning for all future generations. * Los Angeles Times * 'The subject of colonialism has rarely been treated more lucidly and devastatingly than in this book * Library Journal * The sickness of the world ... cannot be healed by traditional masters of the world alone. * Nadine Gordimer * Memmi's analysis of the sociological and psychological effects of colonialism had and retains a wider application. * Guardian *