Scarlet Sister Mary
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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mikedraper - LibraryThing
This is a book that won the 1929 Pulitzer Prize in fiction. It tells the story of Southern Life and describes the life of Mary who still lives in the Blue Brook Plantation. She doesn't have any memory ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - agnesmack - LibraryThing
I didn't dislike this book but it was a bit of a chore to get through. It told the tale of a black community trying to figure out their new freedom. It followed the life of Sister Mary and her dozen ... Read full review