Not without Laughter by Langston Hughes

Not without Laughter Paperback Apr 4 2008

By Langston Hughes
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A shining star of the Harlem Renaissance movement, Langston Hughes is one of modern literature's most revered African-American authors. Although best known for his poetry, Hughes produced in Not Without Laughter a powerful and pioneering classic novel. This stirring coming-of-age tale unfolds in 1930s rural Kansas. A poignant portrait of African-American family life in the early twentieth century, it follows the story of young Sandy Rogers as he grows from a boy to a man. We meet Sandy's mother, Annjee, who works as a housekeeper for a wealthy white family; his strong-willed grandmother, Hager; Jimboy, Sandy's father, who travels the country looking for work; Aunt Tempy, the social climber; and Aunt Harriet, the blues singer who has turned away from her faith. A fascinating chronicle of a family's joys and hardships, Not Without Laughter is a vivid exploration of growing up and growing strong in a racially divided society. A rich and important work, it masterfully echoes the black American experience.

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Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publisher
Dover Publications Inc.
Publication date
Apr 4 2008
Language
English
Pages
224
ISBN-13
9780486454481
ISBN-10
0486454487
Weight
172g
Dimensions
132.0mm x 210.0mm