Originally written in French in 1952. Translated by Charles Markmann.
Fanon was born in Martinique, trained as a doctor specializing in psychiatry. in France and worked in a hospital in Algeria.
He describes the feelings of inadequacy and dependence experienced by people of color in a white world, the crippled colonial mentalities of the oppressed. He also identifies a pathology at the heart of Western culture, a denial of difference.