The Black Notebooks

An Interior Journey

Toi Derricotte (Author, University of Pittsburgh)

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"The Black Notebooks is the most profound document I have read on racism in America today. . . . [It] is not just one of the best books on race I have ever read but just simply one of the best books I have ever read."—Sapphire

The Black Notebooks is one of the most extraordinary and courageous accounts of race in this country, seen through the eyes of a light-skinned black woman and a respected American poet. It challenges all our preconceived notions of what it means to be black or white, and what it means to be human.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • June 1999
  • ISBN 978-0-393-31901-9
  • 5 × 8 in / 208 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

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