I could not write a series about books on race without writing about a book from that explosion of African American literature, art, music and so much more: the Harlem Renaissance. 626 more words
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Recently, I just finished reading Charles W. Chesnutt’s “The Future American” (1900) and The Quarry (1928) for a paper I am writing. As I read… 933 more words
I’m impressed by how autobiographical your novel Quicksand is. The protagonist, Helga Crane, much like yourself, is the daughter of a Scandinavian mother and a black father who abandons the family when Helga is only a child. 550 more words
Nella Larsen, née Nellie Walker (April 13, 1891 – March 30, 1964), was an American novelist of the Harlem Renaissance.
She was born in a poor district of Chicago, the daughter of Peter Walker, a mixed-race Afro-Caribbean immigrant from the Danish West Indies, and Marie Walker, née Hansen, a Danish immigrant who worked as seamstress and domestic worker. 323 more words