BLACK SKIN, WHITE MASKS, translated from the French by Richard Philcox

: Fanon (F.)

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206pp., paperback, London, (2008) 2021

 

First published in French as Peau Noire, Masques Blancs in 1952.

"Fanon is our contemporary ... In clear language, in words that can only have been written in the cool heat of rage, Fanon showed us the internal theatre of racism" Deborah Levy, author of Things I Don't Want To Know and Real Estate

“A brilliant, vivid and hurt mind, walking the thin line that separates effective outrage from despair ... As a writer he demonstrates how insidiously the problem of race, of color, connects with a whole range of words and images ... Yet it is Fanon the man, rather than the medical specialist or intellectual, who makes the book so hard to put down.” Robert Coles, The New York Times Book Review

Frantz Fanon (1925-1961) was born in Martinique and studied medicine in France, specializing in psychiatry. Sent to work in a hospital in Algeria, he later joined the Algerian Nationalist Movement. He is the author of The Wretched of the Earth (1961).