The Ways of White Folks

The Ways of White Folks

By Langston Hughes

Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9780679728177, 255pp.

Publication Date: September 12, 1990


In these acrid and poignant stories, Hughes depicted black people colliding--sometimes humorously, more often tragically--with whites in the 1920s and '30s.

About the Author
Born in Joplin, Missouri, in 1902, the O Henry of Harlem, moved all over the country and settled eventually in New York City. He was a prolific writer, best known for his novels, plays and columns and one of the earliest innovators of jazz poetry.