Not Without Laughter
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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kmstock - LibraryThing
Still brilliant after all these years, and gives more insight into the lives of black people back then (1930s) than most other books of this kind. Read full review
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I had no idea that Langston Hughes had written a novel. I really enjoy his poetry, so I was very excited to find this book. It is the coming-of-age story of an Africa American boy in Kansas during the ... Read full review
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