Black No More: Being an Account of the Strange and Wonderful Workings of Science in the Land of the Free, A.D. 1933-1940, Parts 1933-1940

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UPNE, 1931 - Fiction - 222 pages
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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.
  

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Hard to read, and I had to force myself to finish it. - Goodreads
However the writing is often a little stilted. - Goodreads
Another book club selection. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Justin - Goodreads

A pretty well written alternative history from 1931. It is a picture into the future from the past. Read full review

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User Review  - LaShondra Jr. - Goodreads

This book goes into scifi a little because the main character sees a lady he likes and because she is a white supremist, he turns himself white to be with her. Well eventually, everyone was paying for this elixor to change their skin color...it's a pretty awesome book. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
11
Section 3
12
Section 4
13
Section 5
14
Section 6
17
Section 7
25
Section 8
59
Section 13
101
Section 14
120
Section 15
145
Section 16
148
Section 17
150
Section 18
166
Section 19
167
Section 20
185

Section 9
62
Section 10
66
Section 11
80
Section 12
88
Section 21
203
Section 22
211
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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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