Class in the Black Community
Margo Jefferson’s memoir Negroland is a meditation on race, sex, and American culture through the privileged prism of Chicago’s Black elite. Angela Flournoy, in her novel The Turner House, tells a multi-generational saga through the decline of Detroit’s East Side. Marcus Guillory’s Red Now and Laters gives us a coming-of-age story set in the Creole and cowboy-infused East Texas of the 1980s. These authors write on race and class, privilege and oppression and offer stories—both funny and heartbreaking—that are caught at the intersection.
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