Black Ice

Black Ice by Lorene Cary 0679737456 9780679737452
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In 1972 Lorene Cary, a bright, ambitious black teenager from Philadelphia, was transplanted into the formerly all-white, all-male environs of the elite St. Pauls School in New Hampshire, where she became a scholarship student in a boot camp for future American leaders.Like any good student, she was determined to succeed.But Cary was also determined to succeed without selling out.This wonderfully frank and perceptive memoir describes the perils and ambiguities of that double role, in which failing calculus and winning a student election could both be interpreted as betrayals of ones skin.Black Iceis also a universally recognizable document of a womans adolescence; it is, as Houston Baker says, a journey into selfhood that resonates with sober reflection, intellignet passion, and joyous love.

Author: Lorene Cary

Language: English

Edition: First Vintage

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 237

Publisher: Vintage

Publication Date: 1992-02-04

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