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Negroland

Narrated by: Robin Miles
Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
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Summary

A deeply felt meditation on race, sex and American culture - at once incendiary and icy, mischievous and provocative, celebratory and elegiac. 

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 postracial America - Jefferson brilliantly charts the twists and turns of a life informed by psychological and moral contradictions.

©2015 Margo Jefferson (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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