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  • Published: 3 October 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241396674
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224

Black Skin, White Masks




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

Few modern voices have had as profound an impact as Frantz Fanon. A major influence on civil rights, anti-colonial and black consciousness movements around the world, Black Skin, White Masks is an 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, it established Fanon as a revolutionary thinker and remains just as relevant and powerful today.

  • Published: 3 October 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241396674
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224

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Praise for Black Skin, White Masks

A brilliant, vivid and hurt mind, walking the thin line that separates effective outrage from despair. . . He demonstrates how insidiously the problem of race, of color, connects with a whole range of words and images. . . It is Fanon the man, rather than the medical specialist or intellectual, who makes the book so hard to put down

Robert Coles, New York Times Book Review

Fanon is our contemporary because when he psychoanalysed the way the French coloniser looked at Arabs, he is also describing the way the police looked at Stephen Lawrence. 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, and how some of us have been staged in its psychodrama

Deborah Levy, Independent

This century's most compelling theorist of racism and colonialism

Angela Davis

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