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    • Negroland

    • A Memoir
    • By: Margo Jefferson
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    At once incendiary and icy, mischievous and provocative, celebratory and elegiac - here is a deeply felt meditation on race, sex, and American culture through the prism of Margo Jefferson's rarefied upbringing and education among a black elite concerned with distancing itself from whites and the black generality while tirelessly measuring itself against both.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • ARE YOU BLACK ENOUGH

    • By CHET YARBROUGH on 05-04-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • On Michael Jackson

    • By: Margo Jefferson
    • Narrated by: Andrea Johnson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
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    Michael Jackson was once universally acclaimed as a song-and-dance man of genius; Wacko Jacko is now, more often than not, dismissed for his bizarre race and gender transformations and confounding antics, even as he is commonly reviled for the child molestation charges twice brought against him. Whence the weirdness and alleged criminality? How to account for Michael Jackson's rise and fall?

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible book!

    • By Crusader on 07-04-09

    Regular price: $29.27

    • Negroland

    • By: Margo Jefferson
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Regular price: $30.54