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Black Skin, White Masks Frantz Fanon

Black Skin, White Masks By Frantz Fanon

Black Skin, White Masks by Frantz Fanon

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A devastating account of the feelings of inadequacy experienced by previously colonised people in a white world.

Black Skin, White Masks Summary

Black Skin, White Masks by Frantz Fanon

The explosion will not happen today. It is too soon ... or too late.

First published in English in 1968, Frantz Fanon's seminal text was immediately acclaimed as a classic of black liberationalist writing. Fanon's descriptions of the feelings of inadequacy and dependence experienced by people of colour in a white world are as salient and as compelling as ever. Fanon identifies a devastating pathology at the heart of Western culture, a denial of difference, that persists to this day. His writings speak to all who continue the struggle for political and cultural liberation in our troubled times.

Black Skin, White Masks Reviews

One feels a brilliant, vivid and hurt mind walking the thin line that separates effective outrage from despair. -- New York Times
A strange, haunting melange of existential analysis, revolutionary manifesto, metaphysics, prose, poetry and literary criticism. -- Newsweek
Fanon's analysis of crippled colonial mentalities may be even more salient now than it was then. -- New Statesman

About Frantz Fanon

Frantz Fanon is the esteemed author of two classics of colonial writing. His theorising of the relationship between racism, colonialism and mental illness has made him an inspiration to people fighting liberation struggles, from Palestine to Harlem. He is the author of the classic books Black Skin, White Masks (Pluto, 2017) and The Wretched of the Earth (Penguin, 2001). His writing has also been collected into The Fanon Reader (Pluto, 2006).

Table of Contents

Forewords by Homi Bhabha and Ziauddin Sardar Introduction 1. The Negro & Language 2. The Woman of Color & the White Man 3. The Man of Color & the White Woman 4. The So-Called Dependency Complex of Colonised Peoples 5. The Fact of Blackness 6. The Negro & Psychopathology 7. The Negro & Recognition By Way of Conclusion

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Black Skin, White Masks by Frantz Fanon
Used - Very Good
Pluto Press
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