Black No More
New York: The Macaulay Company, 1931.
First edition, first printing of one of the earliest Afro-futurism works written. Bound in publisher's beige cloth stamped in black, lacking the dust jacket. Very Good with soiling to cloth, wear at corners and spine ends. Paper residue to edges of front free endpaper and ink spots to front pastedown. Pages toned and sporadically soiled, corners creased, some heavily so. A satirical novel of the Harlem Renaissance in where an African American scientist invents a process that can transform Black people into white people. Those who have internalized white racism, those who are tired of inferior opportunities socially and economically, and those who simply want to expand their sexual horizons, undergo the procedure. As the country "whitens", the economic importance of racial segregation in the South as a means of maintaining elite white economic and social status becomes increasingly apparent, as the South relies on Black labor through sharecropping. Item #140944972