The Blacker The Berry (Wallace Thurman)

"The tragedy of her life was that she was too black."

U.S.A. / 1929

Fun fact: the saying, "The blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice" started with this book! It's about a dark-skinned woman's struggles with navigating a colorist family and society. She encounters constant discrimination in the work place, in her dating life and from her very loved ones. This book was ahead of its time, particularly in its assessment of how gender exacerbates colorism for black women. No idea where you could find this book. Perhaps on Amazon? Thanks to @thesonofbaldwin for illuminating Wallace Thurman and his relatively lesser-known work as a writer during the Harlem Renaissance.

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