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  • Fanon and the Epidemiology of Oppression

    , par Zia Sardar

    I think it would be good if certain thing were said (Frantz Fanon).
    (Direct quotations from Black Skin, White Masks are set in italics)
    The opening gambit of Black Skin, White Masks ushers us towards an imminent experience : the explosion will not happen today. But a type of explosion is about to unfold in the text in front of us, in the motivations it seeks, in the different world it envisages and aims to create. We are presented with a series of statements, maxims if you like, both obvious and not so obvious : I do not come with timeless truths ;fervour is the weapon of choice of the impotent ; the black man wants to be white, the white man slaves to reach a human level. We are left with little doubt we are confronting a great deal of anger. The resentment takes us to a particular place : a zone of non-being, an extraordinary sterile and arid region, where black is not a man, (...)