At a glance:
- Author: Carole Ione
- First Published: 1991
- Type of Work: Autobiography and family history
- Time of Work: The early nineteenth century to the late 1980’s
- Setting: New York; Washington, D.C.; West Virginia; South Carolina
- Characters: Carole Ione, Leighla Whipper Lewis, Virginia Wheeler (BeBe), Ionia Rollin Whipper (Sistonie), Frances Anne Rollin
- Genres: Nonfiction, Autobiography
- Subjects: African Americans, Family or family life, Race, Women, Politicians, Intermarriage, Materialism, Hedonism, Activism, Self-revelations
- Locales: New York, Washington, D.C., South Carolina, West Virginia
Pride of Family: Four Generations of American Women of Color is a book of family history and personal therapy. Carole Ione’s effort to document almost two hundred years of a family, emphasizing the lives of those women who had special meaning for her, is highly successful. Ione writes with clarity and eloquence, moving the reader through space and time, through lives and minds, with unusual skill. Yet her efforts to exorcise herself of the women’s pain and confusion—the pain of mother-daughter struggles, and of ephemeral men, the confusion of belonging to a despised group,...
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