The Blacker the Berry ...  


The Blacker the Berry ...
Penguin | October 26, 2021 | 164 pages
ISBN: 9780143131878

The groundbreaking Harlem Renaissance novel about prejudice within the black community Emma Lou Morgan's skin is black - 'too black', as the narrator writes at the beginning of The Blacker the Berry. Tired of the scorn and contempt of her classmates, teachers, friends and even family, she leaves her hometown of Boise, Idaho, travelling first to Los Angeles and then to Harlem, New York, in search of a community to which she can belong. In Harlem, Emma Lou finds an exciting, vibrant scene of nightclubs and dance halls and parties and love affairs ...