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GREY GIRL: A MEMOIR OF BLACKNESS

 

NATASHA LARRY

PublishAmerica, LLP
Contemporary Nonfiction
January 2007
Trade Paperback: ISBN 9781424148288

Grey Girl... couldn't arrive at a more appropriate time. While talk show hosts and public figures debate about debasing African-Americans or people of color, Natasha Larry has written and published a straight and bold book about her own journey through relationships with white and black people in different parts of the United States. Growing up in a home where love, honesty and wise words were present in the most needed moments, Natasha is forced to think about her experiences related to color outside of her family environment in high school and college.

The questions she continuously asks until she begins to find answers are VITAL for ALL AMERICANS to ask:

What are the chains around the word, "nigga," used by anyone? (What a powerful poem addresses this on the first page!)

Why is one a traitor to people if one associates with people of another color?

Why do all people, black or white, stereotype behavior based on color?

Why don't black men take responsibility for the course of their relationships and success/failure instead of blaming prejudice? Is there validity here?

While these are the pivotal ideas in this amazing memoir, so much more fills the pages of this passionate, intelligent, humorous, and sensitive book!

Read it America! This is one of the most important memoirs to be published in a very long time! And keep writing, Natasha Larry - readers need to keep hearing your talented voice!

Reviewed by Viviane Crystal on May 8, 2007

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