NO GREEN PASTURES by Roi Ottley

NO GREEN PASTURES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

New Worlds A'Comin introduced Roi Ottley to a fairly wide public, in its story of New York's Harlem. This book explores the Negro problem in other parts of the Western world. He has travelled widely as press representative and government attache, and in his travels has had the chance to compare black-white feelings in Europe with those in America. England, he feels, loses perspective on her own very real issues while criticizing the United States. France, both legally and politically, have a deep feeling for their colonials, and their black subjects have not become a threat. Italy, Germany, Hungary, Palestine present different problems against varying backgrounds, and ottley explores them individually, supplementing each with historical data and lively personal and contemporary anecdotes. Occasionally- as in discussing the ""lynching"" of Mussolini, he seems to strain the analogy, but on the whole, his approach is fresh. A vital supplement to racial understanding, though not always demonstrably sound.

Publisher: Scribner