A strange, haunting mélange of analysis, revolutionary manifesto, metaphysics, prose poetry and literary criticismand yet the nakedest of human cries.” Newsweek
A brilliant, vivid and hurt mind, walking the thin line that separates effective outrage from despair... As a writer he demonstrates how insidiously the problem of race, of color, connects with a whole range of words and images. . . . Yet it is Fanon the man, rather than the medical specialist or intellectual, who makes the book so hard to put down.” Robert Coles, The New York Times Book Review
A reasoned, explosive, and important book centered on the identity problem of the black man, by the author of a classic study of racism and colonialism, Wretched of the Earth.” Publishers Weekly
This book should be read by every black man with a desire to understand himself and the forces that conspire against him.”Floyd McKissick, former national director, CORE
About the Author
Richard Philcox has published new translations of Frantz Fanon's "The Wretched of the Earth" and "Black Skin White Masks."
Kwame Anthony Appiah, the president of the PEN American Center, is the author of The Ethics of Identity, Thinking It Through: An Introduction to Contemporary Philosophy, The Honor Code, and the prize-winning Cosmopolitanism. Raised in Ghana and educated in England, he has taught philosophy on three continents and is currently a professor at Princeton University.