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Black Skin, White Masks

A new, beautiful edition of this classic and groundbreaking work on the psychology of racism

Black Skin, White Masks is a classic, devastating account of the dehumanising effects of colonisation experienced by black subjects living in a white world. First published in English in 1967, this book provides an unsurpassed study of the psychology of racism using scientific analysis and poetic grace.

Franz Fanon identifies a devastating pathology at the heart of Western culture, a denial of difference, that persists to this day. A major influence on civil rights, anti-colonial, and black consciousness movements around the world, his writings speak to all who continue the struggle for political and cultural liberation.

With an introduction by Paul Gilroy, author of There Ain't No Black in the Union Jack.

Frantz Fanon is the esteemed author of two classics of colonial writing. His theorising of the relationship between racism, colonialism and mental illness has made him an inspiration to people fighting liberation struggles, from Palestine to Harlem. He is the author of the classic books Black Skin, White Masks (Pluto, 2017) and The Wretched of the Earth (Penguin, 2001). His writing has also been collected into The Fanon Reader (Pluto, 2006).

'This century's most compelling theorist of racism and colonialism' - Angela Davis

'A haunting melange of existential analysis, revolutionary manifesto, metaphysics, prose, poetry and literary criticism' - Newsweek

'Fanon's analysis of crippled colonial mentalities may be even more salient now than it was then' - New Statesman

'One feels a brilliant, vivid mind walking the thin line that separates outrage from despair' - New York Times

1. The Negro & Language
2. The Woman of Color & the White Man
3. The Man of Color & the White Woman
4. The So-Called Dependency Complex of Colonised Peoples
5. The Fact of Blackness
6. The Negro & Psychopathology
7. The Negro & Recognition
8. By Way of Conclusion
Published by Pluto Press in May 2017
Paperback ISBN: 9780745399546
Hardcover ISBN: 9780745399560
eBook ISBN: 9781786800664

272 pages

129mm x 198mm

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