Negroland

Negroland A Memoir

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Synopsis

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.

Book information

ISBN: 9781783783397
Publisher: Granta Publications
Imprint: Granta Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 305.896073077311
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 248 , 8 unnumbered of plates
Weight: 196g
Height: 197mm
Width: 133mm
Spine width: 17mm