How to Make Love to a Negro Without Getting Tired (Paperback)

By Dany Laferriere, David Homel (Translator)

Douglas & McIntyre, 9781553655855, 144pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2010



Brilliant and tense, Dany Laferriere's first novel, How to Make Love to a Negro Without Getting Tired, is as fresh and relevant today as when it was first published in Canada in 1985. With ribald humor and a working-class intellectualism on par with Charles Bukowski's or Henry Miller's, Laferriere's narrator wanders the streets and slums of Montreal, has sex with white women, and writes a book to save his life. With this novel, Laferriere began a series of internationally acclaimed social and political novels about the love of the world, and the world of sex, including Heading South and I Am a Japanese Writer. It launched Laferriere as one of the literary world's finest provocateurs and continues to draw strong comparisons to the writings of James Baldwin, Henry Miller, Charles Bukowski, and Jack Kerouac. The book was made into a feature film and translated into several languages -- this is the first U.S. edition.

Praise For How to Make Love to a Negro Without Getting Tired

"A heady meditation, a psychic tussle that resonates with the furious stuff in James Baldwin’s essays or Louis Armstrong’s smiling trumpet or Martin Luther King’s oratory honest, brash, unsappy, new.”—The Village Voice