Negroland

Negroland

A Memoir

by Margo Jefferson

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 29/12/2016

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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.
ISBN:
9781783783397
9781783783397
Category:
Memoirs
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
29-12-2016
Publisher:
Granta Books
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
256
Dimensions (mm):
198x129x15mm
Weight:
0.2kg
Margo Jefferson

The winner of a Pulitzer Prize for criticism, Margo Jefferson is the author of Negroland, which was shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize (formerly the Samuel Johnson) and On Michael Jackson and is a professor of writing at Columbia University School of the Arts.

She was for years a theatre and book critic for Newsweek and the New York Times. Her writing has appeared in, among other publications, the Guardian, Vogue, New York magazine, and the New Republic.

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