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High yella : a modern family memoir

Author: Stephen Majors
Publisher: Athens, Georgia : The University of Georgia Press, [2021]
Series: Crux: the Georgia series in literary nonfiction
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
Summary:
"They called him "pale-faced or mixed race." They called him "light, bright, almost white." But most of the time his family called him "high yella." Steve Majors was the light-skinned youngest son who stood out from the rest of his all Black family. High Yella: A Modern Family Memoir is the poignant account of how he left his family behind in search of a new identity in a world that saw him as white. Eventually he  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Stephen Majors
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Majors
ISBN: 9780820360317 0820360317
OCLC Number: 1245472788
Description: pages cm
Contents: The Music Man --
Ole Cat Eyes --
This Is How Things Get Out of Hand --
Pops's Blood --
Love Makes a Family --
Light, Bright, and Almost White --
Queens of the Hill --
Whitebread --
The Big Uneasy --
Oreo --
A Shadow of Myself --
The House on the Hill --
While We're Still Talking --
Neecie --
Wild Child --
Making Do Without --
Don't Trust That Bitch --
The Boy Scout --
Acting White, Acting Black --
One Step Forward --
Truth, Lies, and Secrets --
Ole Hot Ass --
The Traveling Salesman --
Sissy-fied --
The Gaybies --
White Lies, Dark Secrets --
There's No Place like Home --
Shit Happens --
The Secret inside Her --
Dead or in Jail --
A Family of Choice --
The Wounds That Won't Heal --
Blood Is Thicker --
Sins of the Fathers --
Coming of Age --
All the Dirt --
The Truth Won't Set You Free --
One Last Time.
Series Title: Crux: the Georgia series in literary nonfiction
Responsibility: Stephen Majors.

Abstract:

"They called him "pale-faced or mixed race." They called him "light, bright, almost white." But most of the time his family called him "high yella." Steve Majors was the light-skinned youngest son who stood out from the rest of his all Black family. High Yella: A Modern Family Memoir is the poignant account of how he left his family behind in search of a new identity in a world that saw him as white. Eventually he must reconcile his own search for self when he adopts two black daughters who begin to question their own place in the world. High Yella traces two important journeys: Majors' struggle with his racial and sexual identities, and his struggle to keep from making the same mistakes his own family made as he ventures into gay parenthood. This memoir of one diverse and modern American family delivers hard-won lessons for all families on love, life and family ties"--

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