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The Love Songs of W. E. B. Du Bois is a powerful intergenerational, feminist, and womanist novel. Honorée Jeffers tells the racial and class history of this country through this book, not with a lot of facts and dates although they are there you are not inundated with it. The novel is centered around the character of Ailey Garfield, a young Black girl who grows up in a Northern city with her two sisters Lydia and Coco. Her parents, Geoff and Belle, come from two very different worlds. Geoff comes from a Northern light-skinned, uppity Black family, who in many cases could pass for white. Belle’s family, which the novel is centered around, is a Southern dark-skinned, down-to-earth Black family from a town called Chicasetta, GA. Love Songs is a very engaging and beautifully written book. Don’t be intimidated by its size because when you read it you won’t be able to stop and won’t be able to get it out of your mind.

The Love Songs of W.E.B. DuBois

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