I am talking of milions of men who have been skillfully injected with fear, inferiority complexes, trepidation, servility, despair, abasement.
Aimé Césaire, Discours sur le Colonialisme.
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. “[Fanon] demonstrates how insidiously the problem of race, of color, connects with a whole range of words and images.”
— Robert Coles, The New York Times Book Review