The new translation of the classic work by the author of Wretched of the Earth: “A strange, haunting mélange of analysis [and] revolutionary manifesto” (Newsweek).
Few modern voices have had as profound an impact on the black identity and critical race theory as Frantz Fanon, and Black Skin, White Masks represents some of his most important work. This new translation by Richard Philcox makes Fanon’s masterwork accessible to a new generation of readers. It also includes a foreword by philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah.
A major influence on civil rights, anti-colonial, and black consciousness movements around the world, Black Skin, White Masks is the unsurpassed study of the black psyche in a white world. Hailed for its scientific analysis and poetic grace when it was first published in 1952, the book remains a vital force today from one of the most important theorists of revolutionary struggle, colonialism, and racial difference in history.