Posted by Anne van Lingen on

Especially during these times of crisis, it is important to keep your mind, body and spirit active. We got you on the body part, with our running challenge. Here to help you keep your mind engaged is the monthly linkup between Patta and The Black Archives, a unique historical archive for inspiring conversations, activities and literature from Black and other perspectives that are overlooked elsewhere. Let's use the time we have at hand to read up and find a deeper understanding of issues that matter to us. The title from TBA that we want to highlight this month is Black Skin, White Masks by Frantz Fanon.  
Why you should read it: A major influence on civil rights, anti-colonial, and black consciousness movements around the world, Black Skin, White Masks is the unsurpassed study of the black psyche in a white world. Hailed for its scientific analysis and poetic grace when it was first published in 1952, the book remains a vital force today from one of the most important theorists of revolutionary struggle, colonialism, and racial difference in history. 

After you've read it, send us your thoughts on it here and we will reward the best comments with a free Patta x Moleskine notebook.