Mayotte Capécia is the pen name of Lucette Ceranus, author of the 1948 semi-autobiographical novel I Am a Martinican Woman. Fanon refers to this book to describe the feelings of self-hatred that colonialism instils in black women, which encourages them to pursue white men at any cost, even when this leads to unhealthy relationships and eventual abandonment.
Mayotte Capécia (Lucette Ceranus) Character Timeline in Black Skin, White Masks
The timeline below shows where the character Mayotte Capécia (Lucette Ceranus) appears in Black Skin, White Masks. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 2: The Woman of Color and the White Man
...He quotes Lucette Ceranus’s semi-autobiographical novel I Am a Martinican Woman, written under the pseudonym Mayotte Capécia. In the quotation, the narrator expresses her desire to marry a white man alongside... (full context)
...thus many black people become desperate for “white approval.” In I Am a Martinican Woman, Mayotte’s white husband leaves her, giving her instructions on how to raise their son whom he... (full context)
...George Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, and Sigmund Freud. He returns to the characters of Nini and Mayotte, wondering if it is possible for black people to find different patterns of behavior. (full context)