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Betsey Brown : a novel

Author: Ntozake Shange
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The story of thirteen-year-old Betsey Brown, a colored girl poised between childhood and the adult world. Set in the colored community of St. Louis in 1959, the year school integration disrupted everybody's lives, traces the stress lines created in black families not only by racism and court-ordered integration, but also by the class conflict and cultural estrangement found within the black community itself.
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Bildungsromans
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ntozake Shange
ISBN: 0312077270 9780312077273 0312077289 9780312077280
OCLC Number: 11624091
Description: 207 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Ntozake Shange.

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The story of thirteen-year-old Betsey Brown, a colored girl poised between childhood and the adult world. Set in the colored community of St. Louis in 1959, the year school integration disrupted everybody's lives, traces the stress lines created in black families not only by racism and court-ordered integration, but also by the class conflict and cultural estrangement found within the black community itself.

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