Black Girl / White Girl
|Author||Joyce Carol Oates|
|2 October 2006|
|Media type||Print (hardback)|
|Pages||288 pp (first edition, hardback)|
|ISBN||978-0-06-112564-5 (first edition, hardback)|
|LC Class||PS3565.A8 B46 2006|
|Preceded by||Missing Mom|
|Followed by||The Gravedigger's Daughter|
Black Girl / White Girl is a novel by Joyce Carol Oates first published in 2006. It takes the form of an untitled 300 page manuscript written in 1990 by Generva Meade, a white historian, who truthfully recounts the events which happened during her first year at a prestigious liberal college in 1974-75, and Meade's own paternal family history which uncomfortably spans the gap between a proud history of progressive thinking and subsequent revolutionary and violent ideas. The action on the stage is played by a Black conservative Christian who reluctantly attends the school on a scholarship and encounters racial discrimination there. Subsequent events and her own disintegrating mental health lead to a personal and institutional tragedy.
|This article about a 2000s novel is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.
See guidelines for writing about novels. Further suggestions might be found on the article's talk page.