Item No: #52092 Black April. Julia Peterkin.
Black April
Black April

Black April

Notes: "An extraordinary novel of Negro life on an isolated plantation"—the dust jacket.

"Julia Peterkin pioneered in demonstrating the literary potential for serious depictions of the African American experience. Rejecting the prevailing sentimental stereotypes of her times, she portrayed her black characters with sympathy and understanding, endowing them with the full dimensions of human consciousness. In these novels and stories, she tapped the richness of rural southern black culture and oral traditions to capture the conflicting realities in an African American community and to reveal a grace and courage worthy of black pride."—University of Georgia Press, from their current reprint of the novel.

Edition + Condition: First edition (first printing with "quacked" on the third line from the bottom of page 17; this was later changed to "piped"). Gilt on spine dulled, as usual; minor wear to the spine ends, else a near fine copy in a near fine, first issue jacket with "An extraordinary novel..." on the front panel. There is minor wear at the spine ends and a few short, closed tears, but otherwise, this is an especially nice copy.

Publication: Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1927.

Item No: #52092

Price: $400

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