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Negroland
Author: Margo Jefferson

ISBN: 9781783783021
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 22 June 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 13.3 x 1.8
Description:
A deeply felt meditation on race, sex, class and American culture told through the prism of Pulitzer-prize winning author Margo Jefferson's rarefied upbringing and education among Chicago's black elite

The daughter of a successful paediatrician and a fashionable socialite, Margo Jefferson spent her childhood among Chicago's black elite. She calls this society 'Negroland': 'a small region of Negro America where residents were sheltered by a certain amount of privilege and plenty'. With privilege came expectation.

Reckoning with the strictures and demands of Negroland at crucial historical moments - the civil rights movement, the dawn of feminism, the fallacy of post-racial America - Jefferson brilliantly charts the twists and turns of a life informed by psychological and moral contradictions.

About the Author

The winner of a Pulitzer Prize for criticism, MARGO JEFFERSON was for years a theatre and book critic for Newsweek and The New York Times. Her writing has appeared in, among other publications, Vogue, New York magazine, and The New Republic. She is the aut...

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