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Black Skin, White Masks by Frantz Fanon
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Jun 06, 2014

it was amazing
bookshelves: non-fiction, favorites, postcolonial-or-anticolonial
Read from January 27 to February 15, 2012

It was a truly liberating experience. The passion and poetry that he puts into his logic is breath-taking. Even though he uses some real heavies of the radical canon: Sartre, Freud-based work, Adler, Hegel, Cesaire, and Marx, his work is totally original and still feels intellectually fresh in terms of how he takes on racism. He drops some references that were new to me which I will definitely look up. There are some things specifically dealing with women that are definitely dated. Also, he deals in absolutes, which is definitely out of fashion. On the other hand, he acknowledges these issues to some extent. If you are interested in post-colonial literature, this is an absolute must-read.
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