Negroland: A Memoir

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Negroland: A Memoir
Author Margo Jefferson
Country United States
Language English
Genre Memoir
Published 2015
Publisher Pantheon Books[1]
Media type Print
Pages 248 pp[1]

Negroland: A Memoir is a 2015 book by Margo Jefferson.[1][2][3][4][5]


A memoir of writer Margo Jefferson growing up in 1950s and 1960s America within a small, privileged segment of black American society known as the black bourgeoisie, cf African-American upper class.

Awards and honors


Other books which discuss similar issues include E. Franklin Frazier's sociological Black Bourgeoisie (first edition in English in 1957 translated from the 1955 French original) and Lawrence Otis Graham’s 2000 book, Our Kind of People: Inside America’s Black Upper Class.


  1. ^ a b c Smith, Tracy K. (2015-09-15). "Margo Jefferson's 'Negroland: A Memoir'". The New York Times. Retrieved 2015-11-08. 
  2. ^ Garner, Dwight (2015-09-10). "Review: 'Negroland,' by Margo Jefferson, on Growing Up Black and Privileged". The New York Times. Retrieved 2015-11-08. 
  3. ^ "Privilege And Pressure: A Memoir Of Growing Up Black And Elite In 'Negroland'". NPR. 2015-09-08. Retrieved 2015-11-08. 
  4. ^ Carducci, Vince (2015-10-19). "Coming of Age in Negroland". PopMatters. Retrieved 2015-11-08. 
  5. ^ Carroll, Rebecca (September 9, 2015). "Margo Jefferson reveals life inside the black elite in 'Negroland'". Los Angeles Times. 
  6. ^ Alter, Alexandra (March 17, 2016). "'The Sellout' Wins National Book Critics Circle's Fiction Award". New York Times. Retrieved March 18, 2016. 

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