Publication Date: 29/12/2016 ISBN: 9781783783397 Category:

Negroland

Margo Jefferson

Publisher: Granta Books
Publication Date: 29/12/2016 ISBN: 9781783783397 Category:
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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.

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