The Blacker the Berry

The Blacker the Berry by Wallace Thurman 1774641291 9781774641293
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Emma Lou was born black. Too black for her own comfort and that of her social-climbing wannabe family. Resented by those closest to her, she runs from her small hometown to Los Angeles and then to Harlem of the 1920s, seeking her identity and an escape from the pressures of the black community. She drifts from one loveless relationship to another in the search for herself and a place in a society where prejudice towards her comes not only from whites, but from her own race!


This novel, associated with the Harlem Renaissance, is considered groundbreaking for its exploration of colorism and racial discrimination within the black community, where lighter skin was often favored, especially for women.


Author: Wallace Thurman

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 106

Publisher: Must Have Books

Publication Date: 2021-02-16


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