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Black Skin, White Masks by Frantz Fanon
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May 12, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: activism-and-political-education
Read from May 12 to June 06, 2010

Beautiful, lyrical, and provoking account (from a fairly psychological perspective) of the effects of colonialism and internalized racism...a seminal work in post/neo-colonial studies. As a bonus, it features much thought influenced by and excerpts of Martinican writer Aime Cesaire, who was previously unknown to me but who I now definitely want to make it a point to read.

Some quotations:

"But society, unlike biochemical processes, cannot escape human influences. Man is what brings society into being. The prognosis is in the hands of those who are willing to get rid of the worm-eaten roots of the structure."

"At the conclusion of this study, I want the world to recognize, with me, the open door of every consciousness.

My final prayer:
O my body, make of me always a man who questions!"

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