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Volume 13, Numéro 2, Pages 331-354

Reading Frantz Fanon’s Black Skin White Masks As A Call For Human Enhancement

Authors : Gada Said .

Abstract

The present paper examines the emergence of a discourse of resistance to oppressive ideologies and racist structures with reference to Frantz Fanon’s Black Skin White Masks (1952). The task is to examine how the author came up with a narrative of his own whereby to oppose the socio-political and cultural aggression of Black people by targeting all the institutions, which are complicit in the perpetuation of racism and developing of an inferiority complex. The analysis of cultural representations through characters of Fanon’s book will be conducted under the theoretical scheme suggested by Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths and Helen Tiffin in their book entitled The Empire Writes Back: Theory and Practice in Post-colonial Literatures (1989). The focus in this paper will be put on the discursive and textual strategies with which Fanon subverts and revises the Eurocentric prejudices, stereotypes, and representations of the Black Man.

Keywords

Key words: Reversal- Writing back- Subversion- Reversal.