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  • Published: 5 January 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241396667
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $19.99

Black Skin, White Masks




One of the most radical and influential essays on race and racism now available in Penguin Modern Classics.

'Shame. Shame and self-contempt. Nausea. When people like me, they tell me it is in spite of my colour'

Frantz Fanon's urgent, dynamic critique of the effects of racism on the psyche is a landmark study of the black experience in a white world. Drawing on his own life and his work as a psychoanalyst to explore how colonialism's subjects internalize its prejudices, eventually emulating the 'white masks' of their oppressors, it established Fanon as a revolutionary anti-colonialist thinker.

  • Published: 5 January 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241396667
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $19.99

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Praise for Black Skin, White Masks

So hard to put down . . . a brilliant, vivid and hurt mind, walking the thin line that separates effective outrage from despair

The New York Times Book Review

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

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