Margo Jefferson @ Lighthouse - Edinburgh's Radical Bookshop, Edinburgh [20 August]

Margo Jefferson


15
20
August
13:00 - 13:30

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Lighthouse - Edinburgh's Radical Bookshop
43 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DB Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Pulitzer Prize winning Margo Jefferson joins us to offer insights into her captivating memoir Negroland!

An astonishing book by one of ourgreat critics, Negroland reflects on the distinction between white and black privilege and how the black power movement brought on a crisis for the author.

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. Reckoning with the strictures and demands of Negroland at crucial historical moments — the civil rights movement, the dawn of feminism, the fallacy of post-racial America — Jefferson brilliantly charts the twists and turns of a life informed by psychological and moral contradictions.
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