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by Margo Jefferson
- Language: english
- Genres: memoir, race, history, biography, feminism, autobiography
- Author: Margo Jefferson
- Format: hardcover, 248 pages
- Release date: September 8, 2015
- Awards: National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography (2015), The Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction Nominee (2016)
- ISBN: 9780307378453 (0307378454)
- Publisher: Pantheon
About The Book
At once incendiary and icy, mischievous and provocative, celebratory and elegiac — here is a deeply felt meditation on race, sex, and American culture through the prism of the author’s rarefied upbringing and education among a black elite concerned with distancing itself from whites and the black generality while tirelessly measuring itself against both.
Born in upper-crust black Chicago — her father was for years head of pediatrics at Provident, at the time the nation’s oldest black hospital; her mother was a socialite — Margo Jefferson has spent most of her life among (call them what you will) the colored aristocracy, the colored elite, the blue-vein society. Since the nineteenth century they have stood apart, these inhabitants of Negroland, “a small region of Negro America where residents were sheltered by a certain amount of privilege and plenty.”
Reckoning with the strictures and demands of Negroland at crucial historical moments — the civil rights movement, the dawn of feminism, the fallacy of postracial America — Jefferson brilliantly charts the twists and turns of a life informed by psychological and moral contradictions. Aware as it is of heart-wrenching despair and depression, this book is a triumphant paean to the grace of perseverance.
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