Search Results: "Danzy Senna"


BOOK REVIEW

WHERE DID YOU SLEEP LAST NIGHT? by Danzy Senna
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 19, 2009

"Quietly reflective and gorgeously written, though somewhat meandering."
A daughter chronicles her journey to understand the complexities of silence, myth-making and taboo that have shaped her family's history. Read full book review >

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SYMPTOMATIC by Danzy Senna
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2004

"Credible characterization is the biggest casualty of this slight, depressing, issue-driven second novel. Senna covered this ground much more convincingly in her award-winning debut (Caucasia, 1998)."
Adrift in New York, a young woman falls into the clutches of a predatory coworker. Read full book review >

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CAUCASIA by Danzy Senna
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"An accomplished novel of issues that doesn't offer any easy solutions but does poignantly evoke the pain and paradox of those caught in the racial crossfire. (Book-of-the-Month Club Selection; author tour)"
An ambitious debut novel that powerfully, if schematically, addresses the conditions of those living in the great racial no- man's-land—that is to say, the children of mixed marriage—who belong to both races but are often also rejected by both. Read full book review >

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YOU ARE FREE by Danzy Senna
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2011

"A fresh, insightful look into being young, smart and biracial in postmillennial America."
Deft, revealing stories about young interracial women struggling for self-identity in an increasingly mixed culture, frequently in the company of men who have little interest in questioning the things they do. Read full book review >

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NEW PEOPLE by Danzy Senna
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A great book about race and a great book all around."
Khalil and Maria, biracial Stanford graduates whose Martha's Vineyard wedding will be featured in the New York Times, hit a bump in the road when Maria develops a crush on another man. Read full book review >

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NONFICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Perfunctory, dark b&w illustrations; bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. YA)"
From the appearance of Freedom's Journal in 1827 to what Senna sees as today's ``integration of black journalists into the mainstream of American journalism,'' the battles for emancipation, and then for civil rights, have been the black press's chief raison d`àtre, the battle for commercial viability its Waterloo. Read full book review >

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COLIN POWELL by Carl Senna
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"B&w photos; chronology; source notes; bibliography; index. (Biography. 10-14.)"
The Gulf War showcased the skills and talents of our highest-ranking African-American general. Read full book review >