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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...
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Overview


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.
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Editorial Reviews

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“A strange, haunting mélange of analysis, revolutionary manifesto, metaphysics, prose poetry and literary criticism—and yet the nakedest of human cries.” —Newsweek

“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

“A reasoned, explosive, and important book centered on the identity problem of the black man, by the author of a classic study of racism and colonialism, Wretched of the Earth.” —Publishers Weekly

“This book should be read by every black man with a desire to understand himself and the forces that conspire against him.”—Floyd McKissick, former national director, CORE

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802197603
  • Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/10/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 180,635
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author


Frantz Fanon (1925-1961) was born in Martinique and studied medicine in France, specializing in psychiatry. Sent to a hospital in Algeria, he found his sympathies turning toward the Algerian Nationalist Movement, which he later joined. He is considered one of the most important theorists of the African struggle for independence and of the psychology of race.

Richard Philcox is the distinguished translator of many works by Caribbean writer Maryse Condé.
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The Black Man and Language 1

Ch. 2 The Woman of Color and the White Man 24

Ch. 3 The Man of Color and the White Woman 45

Ch. 4 The So-Called Dependency Complex of the Colonized 64

Ch. 5 The Lived Experience of the Black Man 89

Ch. 6 The Black Man and Psychopathology 120

Ch. 7 The Black Man and Recognition 185

A The Black Man and Adler 185

B The Black Man and Hegel 191

Ch. 8 By Way of Conclusion 198

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  • Posted May 31, 2009

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    Frantz Fanon -- Black Skin White Masks

    Frantz Fanon
    February 11, 2009
    Surprisingly I read Black Skin White Masks in two days. I had heard that this was a difficult book to read and understand but I did not have any trouble with it. Mr. Fanon did use plenty of medical terminologies however they could be understood within the context of the sentence. I did wish that Mr. Fanon had gone more into why certain African Americans were Expatriates in Paris during the 1920s to the 1950s. If France was so racist and biased as he state in his book why would Josephine Baker, Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, James Baldwin, Miles Davis and Charlie Parker choose to live there. I also wished he had included his thoughts on The Harlem Renaissance and writer Zora Neale Hurston.
    Monday, April 20, 2009
    Excellent book. Some say his books are difficult to read but despite some of the medical/psychiatric terminologies he was always on point and what he writes is still relevant in today's world. He is a fantastic writer whose analogies and stories resonant with the 21st century reader. I look forward to reading his other books.

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  • Posted January 29, 2009

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    An incredible analysis of the black psyche in the white world . . .

    An absolutely must read for anyone of any race - it's not just for the black revolutionary. It's a well reasoned book with a clear understanding of black identity. For any minority struggling between assimilation and integration, this book puts things in perspective and hopefully helps make the non-minorities irrelevant in determining personal worth. For non-minorities, I hope it enlightens about history, emotion, and psyche. For all its polarizing passages, it ends on a hopeful message.

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