Cedar Lewisohn

A vital piece of theatre: Royal Court’s For Black Boys reviewed

The cast of For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy. Photo: Ali Wright

The psychiatrist and political philosopher Franz Fanon published the book Black Skin, White Masks in 1952. With chapter titles such as ‘The Black Man and Language’, ‘The Black Man and The White Woman’, and ‘The Black Man and Psychopathology’, the book remains a rigorous and unflinching dissection of the psychology of race from a black perspective.

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