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Notes from No Man's Land American Essays

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ISBN-10: 1555975186

ISBN-13: 9781555975180

Edition: 2010

Authors: Eula Biss

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Winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize A frank and fascinating exploration of race and racial identity The wordpioneerbetrays a disturbing willingness to repeat the worst mistake of the pioneers of the American Westthe mistake of considering an inhabited place uninhabited. To imagine oneself as a pioneer in a place as densely populated as Chicago is either to deny the existence of your neighbors or to cast them as natives who must be displaced. Either way, it is a hostile fantasy. Eula Biss grew up white in what she calls a "mixed" family. Her take on race is informed by her cousins, whose father was from Jamaica, and her mother, who adopts a West African religion and resists the…    
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Publication date: 2/3/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 230
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English