Negroland

A Memoir

Margo Jefferson

Published: 2 June 2016
Trade Paperback, Demy PB
135x216mm, 256 pages
ISBN: 9781783783021
£12.99

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Published: 29 December 2016
Paperback, B Format
129x198mm, 256 pages
ISBN: 9781783783397
£8.99

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Overview

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

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The winner of a Pulitzer Prize for criticism, MARGO JEFFERSON was for years a theater 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 author of On Michael Jackson and is a professor of writing at Columbia University School of the Arts. More about the author





 
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