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Negrophobia : an urban parable /

by Darius James ; introduction by Amy Abugo Ongiri.

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Author: James, Darius
Other Names: Ongiri, Amy Abugo,
Published: New York : New York Review Books, [2019].
Series: New York Review Books classics.
Topics: Racism - Fiction. | African Americans - Fiction. | FICTION / Humorous / Black Humor.
Genres: Electronic books. | Fiction.
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Physical Description: 1 online resource.
ISBN: 9781681373485 (electronic bk.)
1681373483 (electronic bk.)

Copyright: ©2019
Summary: A provocative, raucous dark comedy about race and racism in America, now back in print after twenty-five years and with a new preface by the author. Darius James's scabrous, unapologetically raunchy, truly hilarious, and deeply scary Negrophobia is a wild-eyed reckoning with the mutating insanity of American racism. A screenplay for the mind, a performance on the page, a work of poetry, a mad mix of genres and styles, a novel in the tradition of William S. Burroughs and Ishmael Reed that is like no other novel, Negrophobia begins with the blonde bombshell Bubbles Brazil succumbing to a voodoo spell and entering the inner darkness of her own shiny being. Here crackheads parade in the guise of Muppets, Muslims beat conga drums, Negroes have numbers for names, and H. Rap Remus demands the total and instantaneous extermination of the white race through spontaneous combustion. By the end of it all, after going on a weird trip for the ages, Bubbles herself is strangely transformed.
Other Names: Ongiri, Amy Abugo, 1968- writer of introduction.
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More Details for: Negrophobia : an urban parable