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ISBN-10: 068481580X

ISBN-13: 9780684815800

Edition: 1996

Authors: Wallace Thurman

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One of the most widely read and controversial works of the Harlem Renaissance, The Blacker the Berry...was the first novel to openly explore prejudice within the Black community. This pioneering novel found a way beyond the bondage of Blackness in American life to a new meaning in truth and beauty. Emma Lou Brown's dark complexion is a source of sorrow and humiliation -- not only to herself, but to her lighter-skinned family and friends and to the white community of Boise, Idaho, her home-town. As a young woman, Emma travels to New York's Harlem, hoping to find a safe haven in the Black Mecca of the 1920s. Wallace Thurman re-creates this legendary time and place in rich detail, describing Emma's visits to nightclubs and dance halls and house-rent parties, her sex life and her catastrophic love affairs, her dreams and her disillusions -- and the momentous decision she makes in order to survive. A lost classic of Black American literature, The Blacker the Berry...is a compelling portrait of the destructive depth of racial bias in this country. A new introduction by Shirlee Taylor Haizlip, author of The Sweeter the Juice, highlights the timelessness of the issues of race and skin color in America.
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Book details

List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 2/2/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484

Introduction
Emma Lou
Harlem
Alva
Rent Party
Pyrrhic Victory