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Frantz Fanon's urgent, dynamic critique of the effects of racism on the psyche is a landmark study of the Black experience in a white world. Drawing on his own life and his work as a psychoanalyst to explore how colonialism's subjects internalize its prejudices, eventually emulating the 'white masks' of their oppressors, it established Fanon as a revolutionary anti-colonialist thinker.

©2021 Frantz Fanon (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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"This century's most compelling theorist of racism and colonialism." (Angela Davis)

"Fanon is our contemporary.... In clear language, in words that can only have been written in the cool heat of rage, Fanon showed us the internal theatre of racism." (Deborah Levy)

"So hard to put down...a brilliant, vivid and hurt mind, walking the thin line that separates effective outrage from despair." (The New York Times Book Review)

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If I had to listen to one audiobook on loop for the rest of my days, this would be it.

This book is a real favourite of mine.

I commute over a 100 miles to university and have to use high speed trains. I needed to quote the text urgently and happened upon this as way of trying to combat the motion sickness when travelling in the dark.

I’ve read the book 4 times and this was by far the most enjoyable experience of it. Theo’s timing, ability to engage with the text, pick out the nuances and bring out the satire in the way the author intended was phenomenal.

May you narrate many many more!

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Perfect description of what it's like being black.

Perfect tells what it's like being black in the empire that is western society.
Very eloquent portraying the paradoxical nature of trying to belong in a land not of your kin.