Black No More: Being An Account Of The Strange And Wonderful Working Of Science In The Land Of The Free, A.D. 1933-1940 (Northeastern Library Of Black Literature)
Black No More: Being an Account of the Strange and Wonderful Working of Science in the Land of the Free, A.D. 1933-1940 (Northeastern Library of Black Literature)
Black No More, George S. Schuyler's satiric romp, is the story of Max Disher, a dapper black rogue of an insurance man who, through a scientific transformation process, becomes Matthew Fisher, a white man. Matt dreams up a scam that allows him to become the leader of the Knights of Nordica, a white supremacist group, as well as to marry the white woman who rejected him when he was black. Black No More is a hysterical exploration of race and all its self-serving definitions.
Ishmael Reed, one of today's top black satirists and the author of Mumbo Jumbo and Japanese by Spring, provides a spirited introduction.
About the Author
GEORGE SAMUEL SCHUYLER (1895-1977) was a satirist and critic who is often viewed, in his absurdist comic approach, as a precursor to Ishmael Reed. Among his works are Black Empire and Ethiopian Stories, both published by Northeastern University Press.