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Black Skin White Masks: The Experiences of a Black Man in a White World
Black Skin White Masks The Experiences of a Black Man in a White World Author:Frantz Fanon Written out of Fanon's experience and observations as a Negro and a psychiatrist, Black Skin, White Masks is concerned with the warping of the Negro psyche by a "superior" white culture. Fanon begins his book with the fact of blackness, and deals with the black man's attitudes in the white world, clarifying and exposing the Negro to himself, an... more »d analyzing the work of others who have written of colonialism.
The core of the book - through an exploration of literature, dreams, case histories, interracial sexuality, and the inferiority complex that develops as the black man is overwhelmed by the desire to be white - is an explanation of the psychopathology and philosophy of the state of being black.« less