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Carolyn Ureña

1 Fanon’s Idealism: Hopeful Resignation, Violence, and Healing There comes a time when silence becomes dishonesty. The ruling intentions of personal existence are not in accord with the permanent assaults on the most commonplace values. For many months my conscience has been the seat of

Paulo de Medeiros

, a future that builds on all the riches and all the wounds, many not yet healed, of the intersections derived from Portuguese colonialism. But until then it is helpful to keep reminding ourselves of Walter Benjamin’s sixth thesis on the concept of History from 1940: “Only that historian will have the

Decolonization 210 Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni Fanon’s Idealism: Hopeful Resignation, Violence, and Healing 233 Carolyn Ureña The Pragmatics of Political Discourse: An Analytical Framework and a Comparative Study of Policy Speeches in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong 252 Jun Pan How Special is the Hong

Nelson Maldonado-Torres, Mireille Fanon Mendès France, Jeong Eun Annabel We and Zandisiwe Radebe

than resilience, Ureña finds in Fanon the affirmation that the present cannot continue as it is, that the future can be different, and that one can commit one’s life to bring about this change. Ureña thus highlights that such a commitment is shaped by Fanon’s work as a healer. The theme of healing also