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Black Ice : Vintage - Lorene Cary

Black Ice

Vintage

Paperback Published: 4th February 1992
ISBN: 9780679737452
Number Of Pages: 45

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In 1972 Lorene Cary, a bright, ambitious black teenager from Philadelphia, was transplanted into the formerly all-white, all-male environs of the elite St. Paul's School in New Hampshire, where she became a scholarship student in a "boot camp" for future American leaders.  Like any good student, she was determined to succeed.  But Cary was also determined to succeed without selling out.  This wonderfully frank and perceptive memoir describes the perils and ambiguities of that double role, in which failing calculus and winning a student election could both be interpreted as betrayals of one's skin.  Black Ice is also a universally recognizable document of a woman's adolescence; it is, as Houston Baker says, "a journey into selfhood that resonates with sober reflection, intellignet passion, and joyous love."

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"Probably the most beautifully-written and the most moving African-American autobiographical narrative since Maya Angelou's celebrated I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings." --Arnold Rampersad

ISBN: 9780679737452
ISBN-10: 0679737456
Series: Vintage
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 45
Published: 4th February 1992
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.3  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1

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