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Negroland: A Memoir

by Margo Jefferson
£12.99   paperback  Granta Books (2016)

Negroland: A Memoir by Margo Jefferson 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 13: 9781783783021 | ISBN 10: 1783783028