Essay Fanon

The long awaited moment is here, my essay on the translation of Fanon’s Peau Noire, masques blancs has been published in de Nederlandse Boekengids and Dipsaus Podcast Exclusives. In this essay I explain why this translation fails to accurately portray Fanon’s thought as I argue that translating Fanon’s use of the word nègre to the Dutch n-word, given the specificities of the Dutch context, fails to portray the colonial violence Fanon is trying to illustrate.


de Nederlandse Boekengids – Fanon: gevangen in de witte blik

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