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Black Skin, White Masks by Frantz Fanon
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Nov 04, 2012

it was amazing
Read from November 26 to December 03, 2012

This book is incredibly honest and would put Sartre's introduction to "The Wretched of the Earth" in context. If you don't want to go through the whole book; the introduction, the first chapter and the conclusion make the case about "the Black destiny" being "White". The most emotionally charged chapter for me that is worth coming back to more than once is the fifth. While many folks refer to this book and its central theme of psychoanalysis, I don't find the content as important as the emotional depth and honesty. Fanon takes Aimé Césaire's words and flies into the deep wounds of human suffering and commences an eternally readable work. He doesn't commit the naïveté of appealing to humans but seeks to resonate as part of our collective humanity and conscious.
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