Hardback The love songs of W.E.B. Du Bois / Honorée Fanonne Jeffers.
Publication year: 2022
Publisher: London : 4th Estate,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780008516451 (hbk.) :
The great scholar W.E.B. Du Bois once wrote about the problem of race in America, and what he called 'double consciousness,' a sensitivity that every African American possesses in order to survive. Since childhood, Ailey Pearl Garfield has understood Du Bois's words all too well. Ailey grows up in the north in the city but spends summers in the small Georgia town of Chicasetta, where her mother's family has lived since their ancestors arrived from Africa in bondage. From an early age, Ailey fights a battle for belonging that's made all the more difficult by a hovering trauma, as well as the whispers of women that urge her to succeed in their stead. To come to terms with her own identity, Ailey embarks on a journey through her family's past, uncovering the shocking tales of generations of ancestors - Indigenous, Black, and White - in the Deep South.
xiv, 797 pages ; 24 cm