Black No More
- Author:George S. Schuyler
- Publisher:Dover Publications
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- Sales Rank:219,782
- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
- Number Of Items:1
- Edition:Una Rep
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- Dimensions (in):5.3 x 0.4 x 8.4
- Publication Date:May 19, 2011
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Written by an unsung hero of African-American literature, this satirical work of speculative fiction recounts the consequences of a mysterious scientific process that transforms black people into whites. A humorous approach to debunking the myths of white supremacy and racial purity, this 1931 novel also lampoons prominent leaders of the NAACP and Harlem Renaissance.
This satirical Harlem Renaissance-era novel by black conservative intellectual George S. Schuyler (1895-1977), who wrote for the Pittsburgh Courier and contributed to the NAACP's influential Crisis magazine, is a hilariously insightful treatise on the absurdities of racial identity. Dr. Junius Crookman, a Harlem-based African American physician, mysteriously returns from Germany with a formula that can transform black people into whites. "It looked," Schuyler deadpans, "as though science was to succeed where the Civil War failed." One of the first to enlist Dr. Crookman's services is an insurance salesman named Max Disher, who as the white Matthew Fisher is now free to pursue the white women who once rejected him and otherwise bask in Euro-American social privilege (including a top position in a hate group called the Knights of Nordica). Schuyler unveils the futility of this electro-chemical form of "passing" through the emptiness the Disher/Fisher character encounters in the white cultural world, which doesn't measure up to the Harlem nightlife--revealing the poison behind the notion of wanting to be something you're not. --Eugene Holley Jr.
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