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Margo Jefferson

Book:

Constructing a Nervous System

Granta

This intimate and innovative memoir shows how, from Josephine Baker’s radiant transformations, to Willa Cather’s aesthetics of whiteness, we can find space in cultures that will not make room for us. Margo Jefferson is a Pulitzer Prize-winning critic and the author of the celebrated memoir Negroland. She lives in the USA.