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The blacker the berry--: A Novel of Negro Life: A Library of America eBook Classic

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"The tragedy of her life was that she was too black," declares the narrator at the start of this powerful novel of intraracial prejudice. Emma Lou Morgan lives in a world of scorn and shame, not because her skin is black, but because it's too black. No one among her family, teachers, and friends has a word of consolation or hope for the despised and rejected girl. With nothing to lose, eighteen-year-old Emma Lou leaves her home in Idaho, seeking love and acceptance on a journey that ultimately leads her to the legendary community of the Harlem Renaissance. A source of controversy upon its 1929 publication, The Blacker the Berry was the first novel to openly address color prejudice among black Americans. Author Wallace Thurman, an active member of the Harlem Renaissance, vividly recaptures the era's mood and spirit. His portrait of a young woman adrift in the city forms an enduringly relevant reflection of the search for racial, sexual, and cultural identity.
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9780684815800
9781598535761
9780486120126
068481580
9780613377195
040400217
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"The tragedy of her life was that she was too black," declares the narrator at the start of this powerful novel of intraracial prejudice. Emma Lou Morgan lives in a world of scorn and shame, not because her skin is black, but because it's too black. No one among her family, teachers, and friends has a word of consolation or hope for the despised and rejected girl. With nothing to lose, eighteen-year-old Emma Lou leaves her home in Idaho, seeking love and acceptance on a journey that ultimately leads her to the legendary community of the Harlem Renaissance.

A source of controversy upon its 1929 publication, The Blacker the Berry was the first novel to openly address color prejudice among black Americans. Author Wallace Thurman, an active member of the Harlem Renaissance, vividly recaptures the era's mood and spirit. His portrait of a young woman adrift in the city forms an enduringly relevant reflection of the search for racial, sexual, and cultural identity.

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subject_facet African American women -- Fiction, Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction, Psychological fiction, American
title_display The blacker the berry--
title_full The Blacker the Berry, The Blacker the Berry A Novel of Negro Life: A Library of America eBook Classic, The blacker the berry / Wallace Thurman, The blacker the berry-- / Wallace Thurman ; with an introduction by Shirlee Taylor Haizlip
title_short The blacker the berry--
title_sub A Novel of Negro Life: A Library of America eBook Classic
topic_facet African American Fiction, African American women, Classic Literature, Fiction, Literature, Psychological fiction, American