Harlem is nowhere: a journey to the Mecca of Black America

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"No geographic or racial qualification guarantees a writer her subject...Only interest, knowledge, and love will do that--all of which this book displays in abundance." (Zadie Smith, Harper's) National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist New York Times Notable Book of the Year Hurston/Wright Legacy Award Finalist One of Slate 's best nonfiction books of the past 25 years For a century Harlem has been celebrated as the capital of black America, a thriving center of cultural achievement and political action. At a crucial moment in Harlem's history, as gentrification encroaches, Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts untangles the myth and meaning of Harlem's legacy. Examining the epic Harlem of official history and the personal Harlem that begins at her front door, Rhodes-Pitts introduces us to a wide variety of characters, past and present. At the heart of their stories, and her own, is the hope carried over many generations, hope that Harlem would be the ground from which blacks fully entered America's democracy. Rhodes-Pitts is a brilliant new voice who, like other significant chroniclers of places -- Joan Didion on California, or Jamaica Kincaid on Antigua -- captures the very essence of her subject. "Enchanting...Rhodes-Pitt's Harlem is a place worth fighting for." -- New York Times Book Review
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subject_facetAfrican Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography
African Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- History
African Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social conditions
Biographies
City and town life -- New York (State) -- New York -- History
Community life -- New York (State) -- New York -- History
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Biography
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- History
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Social conditions
New York (N.Y.) -- Biography
New York (N.Y.) -- Social conditions
title_displayHarlem is nowhere : a journey to the Mecca of Black America
title_fullHarlem is nowhere : a journey to the Mecca of Black America / Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts
title_shortHarlem is nowhere
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City and town life
Community life
History
Social conditions