Margo Jefferson: Constructing a Nervous System
Pulitzer Prize-winning cultural critic Margo Jefferson follows up her bestselling memoir Negroland with Constructing a Nervous System, an inspired and unstinting examination of American class, culture and memory. A double helix of personal history and critique, it explores the self via a cast of influences, including her late sister and artists ranging from Ella Fitzgerald to George Elliot and James Baldwin. Jefferson talks with Santilla Chingaipe about a stunningly original memoir that confirms her reputation as one of the world’s ‘most nuanced thinkers on the intersections of race, class, and feminism’ (Cathy Park Hong).
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