Passing

Passing

eBook - 2003
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Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2003
ISBN: 9780786508075
0786508078
9781101191156
1101191155
Branch Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxxv, 122 pages)

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First published in 1929, the novel explores the interrelated issues of race and class during the cultural upheavals of the 1920s. Also available in ebook and downloadable audiobook formats.

An upper middle-class woman reconnects with a lighter-skinned friend who has left the black community to pass as white. (122 pages)

Like Hansberry, Harlem Renaissance author Nella Larsen detailed the psychological toll of racism on African American characters in her work. In PASSING, a nuanced exploration of racial politics and the risk of defiance, an upper middle-class woman reconnects with a lighter-skinned friend who has ... Read More »


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MaryJoSchifsky
Jul 27, 2018

Recc by Goodreads Jul 2018

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advega718
Sep 14, 2015

Definitely an important and complicated novella of the Harlem Renaissance. Psychologically charged and dark.

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lukasevansherman
Dec 13, 2013

An important novel of the Harlem Renaissance. Also see the book and film "Imitation of Life," which explores a similar subject (a light-skinned black character "passing" as white).

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