This ironically titled tale by an influential figure in African-American literature explores the tragic effects of color prejudice and self-hatred. Jessie Redmon Fauset's 1933 novel paints a haunting portrait of internalized racism with its depiction of a domineering mother whose determination for her children to pass as white leads to devastating results for the entire family.
African-American editor, poet, essayist, and novelist Jessie Redmon Fauset (1882–1961) was a prominent figure of the Harlem Renaissance. An editor of the NAACP magazine The Crisis,
she was also an editor and co-author of the African-American children's magazine, The Brownies' Book.
Her fourth and final novel, Comedy: American Style,
features vivid characterizations and enduring themes that continue to resonate with modern readers.
Reprint of the Frederick A. Stokes Company, New York, 1933 edition.
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|Author/Editor||Jessie Redmon Fauset|
|Dimensions||5 x 8|