Darius James - Negrophobia: An Urban Parable — at Politics and Prose at Union Market

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

First published in 1991, James’s book has been variously described as a screenplay-novel, an absurdist fable about racism, and a “blackadelic funk novel.” James himself declared it “a work of fiction. Every word is true.” Back in print after twenty-five years, the narrative confronts American racial stereotyping and exploitation through the story of Bubbles Brazil, a blond, racist wannabe hipster who gets kicked out of a series of private schools and ends up in a public school. As she meets people she never could have imagined—a house maid/voodoo priestess, crackheads, and one H. Rap Remus—her education becomes a surreal and outrageous trip. James—a spoken-word performance artist, author of That's Blaxploitation, and co-writer and narrator of the film The United States of Hoodoo—shakes us to our senses with an explosive mix of humor and vitriol.


Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
Union Market
Fiction & Poetry
Negrophobia: An Urban Parable Cover Image
By Darius James, Amy Abugo Ongiri (Introduction by), Darius James (Preface by)
ISBN: 9781681373294
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Published: NYRB Classics - February 19th, 2019

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