Brown Girl, Brownstones

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Brown Girl, Brownstones
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Cover of Brown Girl, Brownstones (1959)
Author Paule Marshall
Country United States
Language English
Publisher Random House
Publication date
Media type Print
ISBN 978-1558614987
Followed by Soul Clap Hands and Sing

Brown Girl, Brownstones is the first novel by the internationally recognized writer Paule Marshall, published in 1959. It is about Bajan immigrants in Brooklyn, New York. The book gained widespread recognition after it was reprinted in 1981 by the Feminist Press.[1] It was dramatized by CBS Television Workshop in 1960.[2]


  • Martin, Japtok (Summer 1998). "Paule Marshall's Brown Girl, Brownstones: reconciling ethnicity and individualism". African American Review. 32 (2): 305–315. doi:10.2307/3042127. 
  • Benston, Kimberly W. "Architectural Imagery and Unity in Paule Marshall's Brown Girl, Brownstones" Negro American Literature Forum, Vol. 9, No. 3 (Autumn, 1975), pp. 67–70.
  • Hathaway, Heather, "From Dislocation to Dual Location: Paule Marshall's Brown Girl, Brownstones", in Caribbean Waves: Relocating Claude McKay and Paule Marshall, Indiana University Press, 1999, pp. 86–118.


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