Few modern voices have had as profound an impact on the black identity and critical race theory as Frantz Fanon, and Black Skin, White Masks  represents some of his most important work. Fanon’s masterwork is now available in a new translation that updates its language for a new generation of readers.
A major influence on civil rights, anti-colonial, and black consciousness movements around the world, Black Skin, White Masks is the unsurpassed study of the black psyche in a white world. Hailed for its scientific analysis and poetic grace when it was first published in 1952, the book remains a vital force today from one of the most important theorists of revolutionary struggle, colonialism, and racial difference in history.
September 10, 2008  |  225 pages
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A dirty genius work of poetry and psychic contact. So many things Fanon says here that I always thought I was so clever for thinking. And he takes it further than I ever did! The second half of the book is heady with Freudian shit, IDK what to say, I got it until I didn't. What I should do is reread it right away and look everything up this time. Unspeakably beautiful at its high points.