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Black No More
Being an Account of the Strange and Wonderful Working of Science in the Land of the Free, A.D. 1933-1940
George Samuel Schuyler; James Miller, fwd.

Northeastern Library of Black Literature

Northeastern University Press
1989 • 222 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/4"
Literary Criticism - American / African-American Studies / African-American Fiction

$19.95 Paperback, 978-1-55553-063-1
$16.99 Ebook, 978-1-55553-775-3

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What would happen to the race problem in America if black people could suddenly become white?

Black No More, George S. Schuyler's satiric romp, is the story of Max Disher, a dapper black rogue of an insurance man who, through a scientific transformation process, becomes Matthew Fisher, a white man. Matt dreams up a scam that allows him to become the leader of the Knights of Nordica, a white supremacist group, as well as to marry the white woman who rejected him when he was black. Black No More is a hysterical exploration of race and all its self-serving definitions.

Ishmael Reed, one of today's top black satirists and the author of Mumbo Jumbo and Japanese by Spring, provides a spirited introduction.

GEORGE SAMUEL SCHUYLER (1895-1977) was a satirist and critic who is often viewed, in his absurdist comic approach, as a precursor to Ishmael Reed. Among his works are Black Empire and Ethiopian Stories, both published by Northeastern University Press.

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