Straddling the color line, not at home in any hue, a young man struggles with what it means to be black and discovers what it means to be a man.
Charting one man's odyssey through the juggernaut that is racism in America, Rhapsody in Black is a prismatic look at life on the color line--a poignant, enraging, and often hilarious travelogue through the psyche of the perpetual "other," as he spends a lifetime struggling with what it means to be black and finally comes to understand what it means to be a man. A blistering indictment of tribalism in all forms, Rhapsody in Black deconstructs notions of race and identity--provoking thought, realigning perspectives and sparking precisely the sort of conversation we all really need to be having right about now.
Recommended Grades: 9-12
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