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Black Skin, White Masks Paperback – September 10, 2008
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Richard Philcox is the distinguished translator of many works by Caribbean writer Maryse Condé.
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I first read the "Get Political" edition of this book (which can be found online PDF!) and I was absolutely blown away. It felt closer to the actual French Fanon was using, without the weird accentuations of masculinity and unclear revisions Richard Philcox makes. Richard Philcox takes Fanon messages and completely loses it -- loses all the semblances of powerful vulnerability, precision, and propheticeness that Fanon clearly has in his heart and wanted the world to see. While it is an edition that is easily available to all, I wouldn't use this version if you are going to use it for scholarly articles, or for further contemplation. I would suggest moving to another edition that gets closer to Fanon's actual message. This book is beautiful and has saved my life. But other editions could surely provide much more analysis than Philcox makes possible.