Published to wide controversy, it became the source (acknowledged or unacknowledged) of much of our thinking about race relations and was for many a catalyst for the civil rights movement. It remains the most courageous, insightful, and eloquent critique of the pre-1960s South.
"I began to see racism and its rituals of segregation as a symptom of a grave illness," Smith wrote. "When people think more of their skin color than of their souls, something has happened to them." Today, readers are rediscovering in Smith's writings a forceful analysis of the dynamics of racism, as well as her prophetic understanding of the connections between racial and sexual oppression.
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 17th July 1994
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.1 x 14.0 x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1