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The Sweeter the Juice: A Family Memoir in Black and White
The Sweeter the Juice: A Family Memoir in Black and White by Shirlee Taylor Haizlip 0671899333 9780671899332
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The Sweeter the Juice: A Family Memoir in Black and White by Shirlee Taylor Haizlip

The Sweeter the Juiceis a provocative memoir that goes to theheart of our American identity. Shirlee Taylor Haizlip, in aneffort to reconcile the dissonance between her black personaand her undeniably multiracial heritage, started on a journey ofdiscovery that took her over thousands of miles and hundreds ofyears. While searching for her mothers family, Haizlipconfronted the deeply intertwined but often suppressed tensionsbetween race and skin color.We are drawn in by the story of an African-American family.Some members chose to cross over and pass for white whileothers enjoyed a successful black life. Their stories weave a taleof tangled ancestry, mixed blood, and identity issues from the17th century to the present.The Sweeter the Juiceis a memoir,a social history, a biography, and an autobiography. Haizlip givesto us the quintessential American story, unveiling truths aboutrace, about our society, and about the ways in which we allperceive and judge one another.

Author: Shirlee Taylor Haizlip

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 271

Publisher: Free Press

Publication Date: 1995-01-27

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ISBN: 0671899333


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