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Linnell Secomb

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780748623679

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623679.001.0001

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Colonial Love in Fanon and Moffatt

Colonial Love in Fanon and Moffatt

(p.75) 5 Colonial Love in Fanon and Moffatt
Philosophy and Love

Linnell Secomb

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter explains Frantz Fanon's reflections on the risks of interracial love in colonial contexts of racial inequality. Fanon's Black Skin, White Mask reports the situation of the black and elaborates the subjectivities and the neuroses that arise in colonial contexts. While Fanon remains oriented mainly toward the experience of black love of whiteness, Tracey Moffatt refines this story tracing the consequences of black-white colonial love. The different tone adopted in Fanon's reading of black women's and men's desires indicates a greater uneasiness about relations between black women and white men. Gayatri Spivak's A Critique of Postcolonial Reason reflect on the impacts of the operation of white humanist benevolent love in the colonial context. The ambiguities and the paradoxes, the dangers and the destructive potential, of love become apparent in the fraught engagements of colonial and postcolonial relations.

Keywords:   colonial love, Frantz Fanon, Tracey Moffatt, Gayatri Spivak, A Critique of Postcolonial Reason, Black Skin, White Mask

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