A Memoir of Exile and Apartheid
By III Wilderson, Frank B.
(South End Press, Paperback, 9780896087835, 500pp.)
Publication Date: August 2008
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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A literary and political masterpiece so vulnerable and unflinching that one might wish it were fiction.
Frank B. Wilderson III is the author of Incognegro: A Memoir of Exile and Apartheid (South End Press) and Red, White, & Black: Cinema and the Structure of US Antagonisms (Duke University Press), and the director of Reparations...Now, a film in progress. A critically-acclaimed scholar and artist, Wilderson's writing has garnered numerous awards and honors, including the National Endowment for the Arts literature fellowship, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, the Judith Stronach Award for Poetry, the Loft-McKnight Award for Best Prose in the State of Minnesota, the Maya Angelou Award for Best Fiction Portraying the Black Experience in America, the Eisner Prize for Creative Achievement of the Highest Order, the Crothers Short Story Award, and the Jerome Foundation Artists and Writers Award. In 2008, Incognegro won the American Book Award. Wilderson teaches African American studies and drama at the University of California, Irvine.