Twin of Blackness: A Memoir

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Twin of Blackness: A Memoir

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Twin of Blackness is a culturally important memoir that traces an artist’s evolution in the post–civil rights era, a literary odyssey that comes triumphantly to rest in a humanity that transcends small-spirited notions about race. Clifford Thompson is simply one of the wisest, warmest, and most trustworthy essayists writing today.
—CHARLES JOHNSON

Clifford Thompson’s memoir, Twin of Blackness, rather sneaks up on its reader, disarming in its simplicity, as it provides warm and intimate details of lower-middle-class black life.  There is a nervy, rich honesty here in this coming-of-age self-portrait whose complexity grows subtly.  Here is a tale that is touching, amiable, yet unsentimental.
—GERALD EARLY

Clifford Thompson received a Whiting Writers’ Award for nonfiction in 2013 for Love for Sale and Other Essays. He is the author of a novel, Signifying Nothing, and his essays on books, film, jazz, and American identity have appeared in publications including The Threepenny Review, The Iowa Review, Commonweal, Film Quarterly, Cineaste, Oxford American, and Black Issues Book Review. For […]

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