Not Without Laughter

Not Without Laughter

Book - 1995
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Although best known as a poet and pioneer of the Harlem Renaissance movement, Langston Hughes proves himself one of modern literature's most revered and versatile African-American authors with Not Without Laughter, a powerful classic novel.

This is a moving portrait of African-American family life in 1930s Kansas, following young Sandy Rogers as he comes of age. Sandy's mother, Annjee, works as a housekeeper for a rich white family, while his father, traverses the country in search of work.

Not Without Laughter is a moving examination of growing up in a racially divided society. A rich and important work, Hughes deftly echoes the black American experience with this novel.
Publisher: New York : Scribner Paperback Fiction, 1995, c1969.
Edition: First Scribner paperback fiction edition
ISBN: 9780020209850
0020209851
Branch Call Number: HUGHES L
Characteristics: 299 pages ; 21 cm.

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2002 Read Across Lawrence selection. This classic historical novel is semi-autobiographical; an especially interesting read because Hughes grew up in Lawrence, 1903-1915.

This classic historical novel is semi-autobiographical; an especially interesting read because Hughes grew up in Lawrence, 1903-1915. 2002 Read Across Lawrence selection.

This classic depression era novel describes growing up in the midst of Jim Crow laws and succeeding in spite of challenges.

This classic historical novel is semi-autobiographical; an especially interesting read because Hughes grew up in Lawrence, 1903-1915. Follow-up read: Montage of A Dream, The Art and Life of Langston Hughes.


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