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HILL, Lawrence. Black Berry, Sweet Juice : On Being Black and White in Canada. (Toronto) : Harper Flamingo Canada, (2001). First Printing. Pp. (10),1-245,(1). 8vo, purple paper covered boards with silver lettering to spine. "From my earliest years, I was seeking out links with black folks here and there, wherever I could find them. But several decades would pass before I began -- with the research for this book -- to make a concerted effort to meet people who, like me, were of mixed race. People with one black and one white parent. It was unusual for me to see black people in the 1960s in Don Mills -- outside the walls of my own house, at least -- and I never saw people of mixed race. I discovered, very early, that some people had strange ideas about children of interracial unions, and seemed inclined to believe that life for us would be miserable." - from the introduction. Contents: Part One: Family Matters: You Are -- I Wouldn't Have Time to Educate Her -- Don Mills, 1960s -- Allah's Blessing -- TYhe Same Place as Him. Part Two: Border Crossings: Hair Issues -- What Are You Doing Here? -- But for the Interference with His Arrangement -- No Negroes Here. Part Three: Sticks and Stones: The Question -- The N-word -- Forty-Eight Parts White -- I Was Here Before the Klan! Very good, without dustjacket. Signed, inscribed and dated by Hill on the title page. 25.00
Title: Black Berry, Sweet Juice : On Being Black and White in Canada. First Edition. Inscribed, without dustjacket.
Publisher: Harper Flamingo Canada, Toronto, 2001, ISBN:0002000202:
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