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Black Skin, White Masks by Frantz Fanon
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Jan 23, 09

really liked it
Read in January, 2009

I think it's fair to say that this book is gnarly. Fanon's mind was on fire when he wrote this analysis of colonial psychology. He uses Hegelian/Sartrean dialectics to explain what he sees as a psychopathology of the colonized, and calls for a new humanism that, controversially, rejects any necessary attachment to Blackness, calling for a universal recognition of consciousness. His analysis of the objectification of a racist society is entirely relevant today. An intense, important book.
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