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By George S. Schuyler, Danzy Senna (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780143131885
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Published: Penguin Classics - January 16th, 2018

George Schuyler's Black No More is, above all, deeply funny. It can be read as political allegory, or social satire, or racial commentary, but Schuyler (a pioneering African-American journalist) set out to, and succeeded at, writing a book that is wickedly, mordantly funny. Set primarily in Harlem and Atlanta in the 1930s, Schuyler imagines a technology that allows black people to remove pigmentation from their skin and become white. Of course, this turns the American political system on its head, and reveals the fallacy behind the popular conception of 'whiteness'.