Black Skin, White Masks (Get Political)
- Publish Date: 2008-10-20
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Frantz Fanon
Part of Pluto's 21st birthday series Get Political, which brings essential political writing in a range of fields to a new audience. 'One feels a brilliant, vivid and hurt mind walking the thin line that separates effective outrage from despair.' New York Times 'A strange, 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 The explosion will not happen today. It is too soon . . . or too late. First published in English in 1968, Frantz Fanon's seminal text was immediately acclaimed as a classic of black liberationalist writing. Fanon's descriptions of the feelings of inadequacy and dependence experienced by people of colour in a white world are as salient and as compelling as ever. Fanon identifies a devastating pathology at the heart of Western culture, a denial of difference, that persists to this day. His writings speak to all who continue the struggle for political and cultural liberation in our troubled times.