Negroland: A Memoir (Paperback)
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Negroland: A Memoir (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 29/12/2016
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Nominated for The Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction 2016

Within what Tracy K. Smith in The New York Times described as a ‘deeply honest and troubling’ account, Negroland; a Memoir opens an unflinching, introspective eye on the American black bourgeoisie experience.

Far more a state of mind than any true geographic location, the ‘negroland’ of Margo Jefferson’s title describes a condition of relative African-American privilege, the social strata she herself was born into. It is a brilliant, freewheeling account – bearing the ‘experimental and experiential quality of jazz,’ as The Guardian put it – pulling in all manner of panoptic moment. From the energies of the civil rights movement through to the fallacies of post-racial America, at every turn Jefferson applies her Pulitzer-winning vision to extraordinary effect. It’s an extraordinary social kaleidoscope and perfectly timed for the America emerging today.

'…Bold and defiant… has the experimental and experiential quality of jazz.' - Colin Grant – The Guardian

Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 9781783783397
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 197 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm

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