Langston Hughes: The Value of Contradiction (Blackamber Inspirations)

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This new biography gives us an insight into the controversial African-American writer and campaigner Langston Hughes. Hughes campaigned tirelessly for civil rights, but testified before the witch-hunting House Un-American Activities Committee. The author refuses to ignore or excuse these contradictions but asks how they formed him. With honesty and wit Bonnie confronts the contradictions of his day and allows us to draw strength from the unsolvable world in which Hughes found himself.

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Bonnie Greer was born in Chicago where she later studied with David Mamet, before moving to New York to study at the Actors Studio with Elia Kazan. She has been living in Britain since the late 1980s where she has carved a reputation; she’s won numerous awards, including the Verity Bargate and has been a judge on many prizes including the Orange Prize for Fiction. Bonnie regularly contributes articles to the Guardian, Telegraph, Independent and Marie Claire as well as appearing for comment on TV and radio. She is also just completing collections of short stories and essays and her latest play, Marilyn and Ella will be moving to the West End in 2009.

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