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Where did you sleep last night? [a personal history]

In her courageous portrait of the tumultuous union between her Boston Brahmin mother and her enigmatic black father, Danzy Senna offers a powerfully personal take on the progress of American race relations since the civil rights movement.

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  • "In her courageous portrait of the tumultuous union between her Boston Brahmin mother and her enigmatic black father, Danzy Senna offers a powerfully personal take on the progress of American race relations since the civil rights movement."@en
  • "The author traces the story of her parents' turbulent marriage and divorce, describing how their mixed-race union was originally seen as a barrier-breaking symbol of hope before its deterioration."@en
  • "The author traces the story of her parents' turbulent marriage and divorce, describing how their mixed-race union was originally seen as a barrier-breaking symbol of hope before its deterioration."
  • "In this potent statement of personal identity within the murky waters of American ancestry, Senna gives us an unforgettable testimony to the paradoxes, the pain and the pride, embedded in history, family, and race. The 1968 marriage of Danzy Senna's parents, a white woman with Boston blueblood lineage and the son of a struggling black single mother, was a metaphor of a hopeful era. Both were writers and activists in the civil-rights movement. But the marriage was followed eight years later by one of the ugliest divorces in Boston's history. Decades later, Senna looks back at the opposing American histories that her parents had tried so hard to overcome. In the process, she reconstructs a long-buried family mystery that illuminates her own childhood and helps her to understand her enigmatic father, the power and failure of her parents' union, and, finally, the forces of history."@en

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  • "Where did you sleep last night? [a personal history]"@en
  • "Where did you sleep last night? a personal history"@en
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